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XXXVII. 



SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1S87. 



Number 28 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Australasian Notes 20 

As to Naturalisation 10 

10 

I 
Commentaon Foreign Affairs 

Mnkers [ollned toStrlke. 1"> 

10 

Buiope. 

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1 

Qotbam Gossip - 

Iter 12 

Uannal i ..... 1 1 

il\ Methods i" 

17 

illillimry ; 



Paaalng R< 5 

Pleasure's Wand o 

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Real Estate Transactions ig 

Society S 

Severe and Impressive, Yet Just ii 

Ic and Useful 19 

i-nvn Crier n 

rbe Year Ii Dead (poetry) 9 

i rear 9 

i be Father's Revenge ' 

rbe Old Year's Le son 2 

Tho Police 16 

!h,< New Year— 1887 ...10 

nta ol Nexl Week 3 

World, Flfs.li aud the Devil is 



"OLD BARS 

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fine, par. — Mexican Dollars are quoted at 



Price of Money here, tiy LO per cent, per year— bank rate. In the 
open market, ^.(l'1 1 , per month. Demand moderate. <>n Bond 
Security, ."> per cent, per ve.ir, on Call. Demand moderate. 

Exchangeon New York, Ific.; on the London Bankers. -fO^d. 
Paris sight, .=>. Pi(45. 1.5 fr. per dollar. Telegrams on New 
York. 3oc. 



INVESTMENT SECURITIES, 

San Francisco, December 30, 1S86. 



MISCELLANEOUS BOND;*. 



Bid. \Atked 



INSI/RANCE STOCKS. 



iprrf. Quarterly 

Central Pacific R.R 

Calif or ulft Dry Dock 
Chi. Iron .v Steel, 7-pr-ct 
C'nt'a C'sta Water, vpr-c. 

■r.-t.-L-I 

Market-St. R.R 

P'K & O.R.R..&-P-C guar.) 
Montgomery-Avenue 
Nevada Co n. • ;. ii. Pi 
North Pacific *:->:\~. i . R 
X rth'u Pac.R.R (U< morl 
N'nh'n Railway of Cala.. 
Oakland GaslX 5-pr-ct 
Or. R.W.and N..H-1T -ct 
Pac Rolling Mills, 6-pr-ct 
i'ii .111 Wool's Mlll8,6-p-c 
s. Par. R, EL, 6-pr-c 
Sp'g Valley W.w.,6-pr-ct 
r'n Iron Works, B-p-c 

LOCAL RAILROAD BTOCKS 

Central 

City 

California-Street.. 

Geary-Street 

North Reach aud Mission 

Omnibus . .... 

Presidio 

Sntter street 

WATER STOCKS. 

Contra Costa 

Spring Valley 

INSURANCE STOCKS. 

Anglo-Nevada Ass. Corp. 

California 

Commercial 

Fireman's Fund 



',>',, L28$g Home Mutual 

— — : Oakland Home. 
105 — State Investment *.. 92^ 

— — sun 90 

104 — .Union 113 

— — , GAS STOCKS. 

I2$5fi 129 Capital.. 56 

— — Pacific Gas Impt Co ' 62J4 

— — I (Oakland Gael 1 ! and Heat 1 84U 
■J7 100 J San Francisco I 60% 

$J% '.'."> BANK STOCKS. 

Angto-Cala.. -"iU p< ct puidi 



110 
120^ 



101 
108 
98 

45 



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lis — |Bank nl California 
loi 1 ., — Cala. s»"e Deposits Trust 

Company . 

1st National Bank of S. F. 

Grangers' 

ill'. LVd'n Parish Am. (lim.) 
r_'7 ( .. Pacific 

POWDER STOCKS 

Atlantic Dynamite 

iGiaut 

Isafety Nitro 

Vlgorlt 

\ iican 

MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. 

Cula. Artificial Stone P'v 
■ Li Torn la Di ? Dock . .. 
— < tulfornia Elecinc Light 
California Wiie WorkE .. 
86 i aliforuia I.ou and Steel 
'ji;'.. Gold & Siock Telegraph. 
Hawaiian Commercial. 
p'.i:.;>., 105 Judsou Manufacturing . . 

125 j 127 |PaotflC Roiling Mills 

vsik, — Pioneer Woo^n Mills ... 

138 — IPacinc Iron and Nail. . 



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114 

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The close of the year naturally creates dullness in all these securities, so 
the volume of business is but nominal. 

A. Baird, 438 California Street. 

FINANCIAL REVIEW. 
The new year we are now entering brings with it the most cheer- 
ing prospects of renewed activity ana prosperity in mining through- 
out the world. At present we are passing through the dull period, 
which, for the past decade, has always prevailed at this period of the 
year. The holidays detract the attention of many from business 
pursuits, and the close of the year with others means a temporary 
cessation from business to permit the balancing of accounts and a 
general clean-up preparatory to a fresh deal with the opening year. 
Little or no interest has been devoted to the mining market by lead- 
ing operators during the past week. Stocks have been left to take 
care of themselves, at the mercy of the festive chipper and sombre 
mud-hen. The condition of the mines must act favorably on the 
market before long, and lively times may again be looked forward 
to during tlfe coining month, rotosi has maintained its strength bet- 
ter than the others during the depression, being chiefly held by peo- 
ple who know what they are doing. Hale &Norcrosahas enhanced 
in value on an improvement on the 1,300 foot level, which is a more 
likely quarter to hunt ore in than the 3,200 foot level. Consolidated 



Virginia <$ California is a cheap stock at present figure! 
the ore development, irrespective manipulation of whicl 
norance. 

Holders of Justice will be pleased to know that the ore body we 
have been hinting at for months past has al last been encountered. 
What i- its extent is, ol course, at present a matter of conjecture, but 
we can safely say that present appearances are more flattering than 
the most sanguine could hope for. The ore was encountered 760 feei 
directly south of the Jus tire shaft, nod assaying as high as $60, two- 
thirds gold. Preparations are being made as rapidly as possible to 
sink a winze on the vein. Latest assays average between $30 and .fin 
to Liu* ton. The Alta people are also in luck again, with an ore de- 
velopment assaying as bign as ¥550 per ton. We understand that a 
number of old-time mines in the neighborhood of Virginia City in- 
tend to extract ore. which they possess in abundance, and work it by 
modern machinery. We note especially the North Bonanza and 
Flowery being taken in hand by Eastern capitalists. These gentle- 
men have been working ipiietly at these properties for months past, 
sending the ore to Oiideu and the Last for thorough experimental 
tests, Fully satisfied with the results, they have commenced opera- 
tions at the mines and the stocks once more appear upon the board . 
with even brighter prospects than they had as the pets of Johnny 
Skae in the days of his prosperity. Mr. D, is. Jackson, who superin- 
tended them under the skae regime is again in charge, and the Vice- 
President, -Mr. s. p. Holden, will have charge of the business in this 
city. Work will also be resumed, it is said, on the Succor property, 
which has been re-incorporated and listed on the board. This is one 
of the few mines on the Comstoek which can show a favorable divi- 
dend record against that of assessments. 

Holders of the North Lelle isle and Nevada Queen ! 
their stocks and stay with the management during the present Little 
unpleasantness. They need not fear any disaster save the temp 

annoyance and delay. The mines are in g 1 hands Pud wiii 

■ inue to remain there >jpite of the Big Nine bullies aud their hired re 
tainers. It has come to a pretty pass when the lawcondescen 
truckle with suits of this description. One fact holders u 
sured of, that their rights will be protected to the latter end. There 
can be no compromise ; the dispute must be settled now lor all time. 

Mr. C. A. Hamilton has nc t " i anticipated, furnished US with a 

copy of the references he furnisr. _i Baron Grant as to his standing as 
a mining expert. We are, fortunately, independent of the gentleman, 
who is probably withheld by a superabundance of modesty from ac- 
cepting our liberality in the' form of a free " ad." For the* benefit of 
our mining men who were probably ignorant of the shining light 
which has been hidden so long under a bushel, and to whom Mr. 
Hamilton is unknown, save, perhaps, as a crayon artist and photogra- 
pher, we will publish the letter written Grant: 

" To the Directors oj tin Union Gold Company, Limited: 

" Gentlemen:— 1 have examined and reported on the following named 
miuiug properties: The Stormont. Silver Keef, Utah, Centennial Sapphire, 
Silver Peak, Urowu's Hope, Death Valley State Line, lb. lines & Garfield 
mines in Nevada, the Couteutiou and Grand Central in Arizona, the Mn- 
latos. La Dura. La Trinidad, Los Poleris & San Pedro and Palmarejo in 
Mexico, the Eagle Bird, Spanish Mine, Crown Point, Pine Tree, Potosi 
Mulorua, Mary Harrison, Nevill, Stickles, Gold Drift, Gold Hill and Alaska, 
in California. Respectfully yours, (Signed) C. A. Hamilton." 

If Mr. Hamilton realized a Del Mar fee of £500 for each and every 
one of these properties, he must be pretty comfortably fixed in this 
world's goods and be able to work at mining for amusement, as he 
apparently is at the Union Gold, according to the statement made by 
the Baron to the shareholders of the New Bonanza: " You know the 
conditions under which he (Hamilton) gets his shares— namely, lie 
cannot get them or sell them until there is a 25 per cent, dividend." 
To revert to business, however, we must ask Mr. Hamilton another 
question, to which, after our present kindness, he will perhaps favor 
us with a reply. Can he name any capitalist in this city in whose in- 
terest he ever "reported on any mining property? We will await the 
gentleman's answer, and that, in the meantime, some of our min- 
ing men will throw a little light on the subject of Mr. Hamilton's re- 
ports on the properties named. The Directors of the Union Gold 
have received information by cable (says a London paper) " of a rich 
strike in the 120-foot level of a 2-foot strata assaying $300 per ton, and 
that in the same level west crosscut a lode was uncovered 5 feet wide. 
assaying $50 per ton, also that the other parts of the mine, including 
the bottom, were looking well." It is satisfactory to know that there- 
is a bottom to the Union Gold. Heading the Baron's oratorical ef- 
fort would suggest the contrary. Hamilton, however, has got to it, 
and the news that it looks well must be satisfactory to the Baron and 
gudgeons. 

The news is very favorable from the Garfield group. Good strikes 
of ore have been made in the Manchester and Belle mines. In the 
former there is from two to three feet, one foot of which will assay 
from it-tfOO to $900 per ton gold, with small percentage of silver com- 
bined. In the latter, the vein is four feet of silver-bearing rock, con- : 
tainingj also, some gold. 

The Horner Consolidated and Valley Gold Mines are slowly but 
surely fizzling out in London. 

Registered at the Postoffice at San Francisco, California, as second-class matter. ' 



Printed and Published by the Proprietor, Frederick Marriott, 607 to 615 Merchant Street, San Francsco, California. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



FASHION'S VOICE. 



One is glad, to see a sprinkling of Redfern jackets and coats on 
the street amidst a host of nondescript jerseys and voluminous dra- 
peries. Sometimes these long, tight-fitting coats, which cover the en- 
tire dress, are made of tweed, out are handsomer when of cloth. 
They show off the figure to perfection, and are more stylish than 
anything which has been worn for years. English walking hats or 
turbans and English shoes should be worn with the Redfern habit. 

Milliners are universally putting small chin bows on the small, 
close English bonnets, especially those of felt or cloth, and strings on 
the more elaborate French bonnets. These strings are only five- 
eighths of a yard in length, so that no ends may be visible after the 
bow is l\ed. Watered ribbon and satin and ripped ribbons, with furled 
edges are preferred to velvet ribbon, as the latter does not tie well. 
The strings are from one to three inches wide. Visiting bonnets are 
made of velvet. If the dress be of velvet, a piece is utilized for the 
crown of the bonnet, which is finished with a beaded brim. In some 
cases the brim is covered with the velvet, and the crown is of em- 
broidered cloth, or of beads in trellis pattern on colored satin. A 
very handsome New York bonnet was made of black velvet in Fer- 
ronniere shape, with a long spray of scarlet berries encircling the 
crown and falling over a wreath of gold-frosted leaves. On the left 
side of the crown is a robin-red-breast with a twig of the berry in his 
bill. 

The polonaise is fashionable again but cannot be worn over " any 
skirt," as of old. It is not made of one fabric alone, but trimmed, 
about the collar, cuffs, re vers and vest with the material of the skirt. 
If worn over a skirt of still another material the effect would be 
patchy in the extreme. AVhere the polonaise is exaggerated into the 
Russian redingote it makes no difference what skirt is worn, as the 
latter is completely hidden. These Russian surtouts are now made 
with hoods, even when the garment is of plush or sealskin. The 
hoods on the English melton and tweed jackets should be lined with 
a satin or plush of a darker instead of a contrasting shade. When 
the linings are of striped satin, however, an exception may be made in 
favor of the contrasting colors. The hoods may be pointed or 
rounded, but should be extremely flat in order not to make the wearer 
look hunchbacked. Tightly-fitting jackets are now made of seal- 
skin and are much more stylish than the long, clumsy cloaks of the 
same fur. For people who" cannot afford sealskin brown plush does 
very well, and is frequently trimmed with natural beaver or blue fox. 
Oriental cloth is the newest fabric for these jackets, and is verv rich 
and effective. Long stole fronts are seen in mantles, whilst the "backs 
are extremely short. 

-Velvets, satins and plushes are much in vogue for evening dresses, 
and heliotrfcpe^js a very fashionable color. Mandarin yellow is also 
a great favorite, as well as all shades of yellow and brown, particu- 
larly a tint called bronze dore. Burnished gold and the raw silk 
shades are much used, and olive and cresson greens have given way 
to paler tints. Black is more fashionable than ever, both in light and 
heavy fabrics— from tulle to velvet. They are rarely plain, however, 
but are covered with jet garnitures, lace, headed by black feather 
trimming, sprays of French flowers or silk embroideries. A verv 
handsome reception-dress was recently made of apple-green velvet 
and cream -tin ted lace. The front was a petticoat of cream silk, 
draped with a lace flounce, and with narrow oands of velvet inserted. 
The back was of broad plaits of velvet, with short sash drapery of 
hue in front. The pointed waist was of lace and velvet, and "the 
sleeves were made of two frills of lace. The garniture was of roses. 
Visiting dresses of plain, rich gros-grain have an underskirt of 
checked or striped velvet, sometimes red or white, with black, and 
the silk forming a long one-sided apron. The striped skirt is exposed 
at each side, and the back forms two full "wing" draperies, very 
short in the middle, thus showing the skirt beneath. White lace 
skirts, draped over surah, have corsages of contrasting colors in 
yellow, mauve, willow-green. rose-pink~or ciel blue. The material 
for the corsage may be of bengaline, moire, plain velvet, brocade or 
satin. 

Dancing dresses are still short, although not nearly so graceful or 
becoming as trains. A very pretty dress is of delicate mauve silk, 
covered by a li-ht drapery of white silk etamine, dotted with tinv 
pale pink rosebuds. The cuirass basque is made of the etamine with 
purple velvet revers, a lace vest, lace sleeves, and finished by an im- 
mense sash ribbon of purple moire. The sash is laid in fold's around 
the edge of the bodice and tied with*full bows and ends at the back. 
Delicate striped gauze have revers of velvet on the skirt and bodice, 
and exquisite pink mull toilets have revers of moss or apple green vel- 
vet. Shrimp pink and ecru gurahs look well with decorations of rich 
§ olden brown velvet. Young ladles' corsages, when of silk or satin, 
ntton tightly down the back, whilst the front opens in heart or case- 
ment shape over a dainty chemisette Rttsse of pearled net crepe-lisee 
laid in soft folds, or shirred India mull. A charming way of making 
up a striped satin skirt is to have clusters of the plaits alternate with 
plaited ecru hue. The overdress should be a snuglv fitting polonaise 
with elbow sleeves, edged with a frill of wide ecru lace of delicate de- 
sign, and a scarf of ecru net draped from the shoulders and falling be- 
low the waist line in front. In the back is a sash matching in color 
one of the stripes, Jets and passementerie are on all things- but 
perhaps thf ugliest freak of fancy is the red cloth coat with epaulets 
of garnet beads. The gold passementerie on black is very handsome, 
and exquisite effects are made on white with pearl, amber and cry-tal 
beads. bona Dea. 

Lovers of the blue and white Xankeen china— the old pattern, not 
the modern imitation— will be delighted to hear that it is coming 
into fashion again after a period of neglect, a reward to which its 

deli ate, beautiful coloring and exquisite finish of workmanship 
fairly entitle it. 

It costs $2* a week to feed a circus tiger. At that rate what would 
the monthly board of a cata-mount to? 



THE OLD YEAR'S LESSON. 
" What will the new year bring," she wrote — 
f Twas at the old year's end, 
And she was penning a loving note, 
To a dearly-valued friend. 

" One thing at least, we mav be sure: 
A wealth of love and hope— 
How much they help one to endure! 
How strong* with life to cope ! '' 

The new year dawned, that seemed to be 

So fraught with promise fair: 
But scarce a month went by, ere she, 

With deep and dumb despair, 

Saw. all the fond hopes fade away, 

Which (oh, the shifting scenes of life!) 

Only that blissful yesterday, 

Within her happy heart was rife. 

Whose hand was guilty of the deed! 

It was, alas! her own. 
That scattered every joyful seed 

With which her path was sown. 

Strange that we should so oft lay waste 

Our lives, with heedless thought, 
Ah! many times, by reckless haste, 

Are bitter lessons taught. 

Oh ! if we pondered as we should 

O'er what we say and do, 
It seems as if we surely would 

Have less to weep and rue. 

The year went by, and, once again, 

*Twas almost at its end; 
And she, with slow and thoughtful pen. 

Was writing to her friend. 

" This time," she said, "I shall not ask, 
What will the new year bring? 
But, what have I learned from the pain and task 
Of the year just on the wing?" 
* Fannie H. Avery. 

San Francisco, December 3lst, 1886. 



There is a man at Northfield Depot, X. H., who is wearing a cap 
that he has worn at times for fifty years, a hat that he has worn more 
or less for twenty five years, and a pair of thin calf boots that he has 
worn for thirty years, "all in a good state of preservation. 



HOLIDAY GOODS. 



The Most Complete Stock of Novel and < Useful Articles 

TO BE FOUND IN THIS CITY. 



The attention of Customers and the Public is respectfully called to our 
Exceptionally Large and Complete Stock of Novel and Useful Articles, es- 
pecially imported for the Holiday Trade, all of which we offer at 

.THE VERY LOWEST PRICES! 



Linen Handkerchiefs, Silk Handkerchiefs, 
Lace Goods, Fancy Neckwear, 

Fans, Purses, Satchels, Bags, 

Gloves, Umbrellas, Parasols, 

Shawls, Hosiery, Fur Sets, 
Lace Curtains, Table Covers, Piano Covers, 
Lace Bed Sets, Plush Tidies, 

Gents' Furnishing Goods and 

Rich Dress Fabrics and Silks. 



Country orders, whether laree or small, receive prompt and careful 
attention. Goods sent to all parts' C. O. D., or on receipt of Postoffice order, 
thereby giving ladies in the country equal advantages with residents in 
this city. 

Packages delivered, carriage paid, in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. 




Ill, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET, 



lO, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 MORTON STREET. 
[Dec. 4. J 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 






SOCIETY. 



December 31. 1886.- A happ] Ne« Year to the Ni.«> Lbttib. 
and it- a home and abroad. A happy New Year I 

It Ls what everybody will In- wishing everybody else to-morrow with 
Ihiir lips, If not with tfaoit hearts and H human wiahefl were of inii'h 
avail what a particularly good time wc should all have for the next 
twelve months. Hut human wishes are only vanity after all, and we 
have noiu of u traveled the path o( life very long ere we have found 

it out. 

Surely there an tow among ua who can grumble at the weather ofl 
the month nowpaaalng away. It has been almost uninterrupted 
mnabine from Ita very birth, "and afforded every facility for even the 
moat procrastinating to select gifts for friends and loved ones at home 
ami make their preparations for the most joyous holiday in the year. 
Many argue, however, that when the »kles are so clear and the tem- 
perature so mild, there i- little to remind one of Christmas, it 
seems especially true this Winter, and there has been Little to recall 
memories such as we cherish among the most prised of our youthful 
days, save a couple of frosty mornings last week, and the odor of the 
pine booths, wafted to us aa we passed along the crowded street or 
entered the decorated abode made beautiful with green wreaths and 
bright berries mingled with the perfume of home, love and happi- 
[nnnmerable were the feasts, the dinners and the Christmas- 
tree ntherings throughout the city last week. Of the latter, I have 
not heard of so many as were arranged for this veer, (or a decade at 
hast. The Western Addition was especially festive on Christmas 
Eve, two prominent residents o) that locality— Mrs. Butler and -Mrs. 
l'ixlev having made preparations for Christmas-tree gatherings on 
a large scale. Ami yet. the true Christmas spirit has seemed lack- 
ing; the festivities have UOl had the whole-souled ioyousness of other 

years, and whatever has been done in the Social World, has appeared 

to In- more as a duty to the season than a pleasure to the participa- 
tors, 

Mrs. Loundes' " tea " at the Baldwin was given for the purpose of 
introducing into society her daughter, who has just returned from 
school in Kngland. It was very largely attended. The majority of 
the ladie> were in calling dress, and all the cost nines worn were hand- 
some. Not the least enjoyable of the series was the concert at the 
Presidio, given on Tuesday evening of last week, and it was listened 
to by a large assemblage ot guests. < m Wednesday night the Winana' 
residence|On Clay street, was the scene of a pleasant gathering in 
honor of Father Christinas. The decorations were purely holiday in 
their character, consisting almost entirely of Christmas greens and 
red berries, and dancing was the feature of the evening. On Thurs- 
day night at last took place the 1-uig-talked-of reception at Mrs. 
Tallant's, for which extensive preparations have been m progress tor 
some time past, it being the first entertainment that Mrs. Tullant lias 
given for many years. The house, which is a large one, was beauti- 
fully dressed, and here again Christinas was honored by an unlimited 
display of holly and red berries, while the grape vines, with their 
hanging fruit, was one of the most novel decorations of the many we 
have seen this season. The occasion was understood to be the formal 
introduction of Miss Tallant to the society of San Francisco, nearly 
all of whom responded to the invitation to receive her, and as a con- 
sequence the party was one of the largest given in town this Winter. 
Friday evening was given up to Christmas-tree parties, one of the 
handsomest Of the number being given at the Bella Vista, where, 
under Mrs. Spalding's fostering care, a charming entertainment was 
provided for her guests. Saturday, dinners filled the bill, of course, 
and most acceptably, and on Saturday night a dance, followed by a 
delicious supper, was given at the Occidental. The decorations of 
the supper-room were particularly beautiful, and were the theme of 
evcrv'tongue of those fortunate enough to have seen them. 

This brought last week to a most pleasant conclusion. This week 
has been, for holiday week, exceedingly barren of events. Probably 
one of the most pleasant was the hop at the Presidio on Tuesday eve- 
ning, for which the Hartford seemed to have arrived just in time. 

Humors are afloat of several large balls to be given directly after 
New Year's, among them one at Mrs. Parrott's, and one at Judge 
Thompson's, on Van WCSS Avenue, bul they may prove to be mere 

rumors after all. Another one fondly hoped for is the long antici- 
pated ball at the Floods', and yet another is the still longer expected 
ball at the hands of the members of the Union Club, which has, I 
have been told, been looked for since the settlement of the State. 
The present excuse is said to be the delay in the finishing of their 
new flub house, so, perhaps, it is only a hope a little further deferred 
which may be realized in the near future. In the meantime the I fos- 
raos Club is setting them a good example by announcing a ball in 
their fine rooms for the 21st of February, and judging by the past 
the forthcoming party is sure to he a handsome and a pleasant enter- 
tainment. 

Matrimonial engagements have been few and far between of late. 
Or, rather, to put it more correctly, few have been announced to the 
public. Among the very latest is that of Miss Haraszthy to Lieuten- 
ant Strickland of the Navy; but I have it on good authority that 
quite a batch of them will be made known early in the New Year. 

Although " receiving" will not be general on New Year's Day, 1 
understand there will be more houses open than there were last yea c, 
and the exodus to Monterey be decidedly smaller. Some will go, of 
course, it being deemed the correct thing to do, but 1 hear that more 
than half the crowd who generally follow theleader with such patient 
and persevering industry, have decided to remain in town this year, 
and will be " at home '* to whom calls; and a number of dances will 
be given in the evening, including one at Mrs. McMulHn's on Califor- 
nia street. 

Music still flourishes in our midst. The last of the Beethoven Quin- 
tette Club concerts was a very enjoyable one, and a concert given on 
Thursday evening of last week in aid of the Buford Free Kinder- 
garten was a great success. But the one anticipated with most 
pleasure was the second of Henry Heyman's Chamber Music Re- 
citals, which was given on Wednesday, and, as usual, listened to with 
delight by all those who affect that particular school, and was the 
fashionable event of the week. 



rhe arrivals In town during the last week or ten days hart 
very numerous. \ Mrs, Pair and berdaugbtere, with 

whom came Mrs. Rutherford, and Miss Florence lieed, who has been 

visiting her aunt. Mrs. I'm m Stevens, in New York, since the early 
spring; Mr. and Mrs. w r. Coleman, Mi >blnaon, Mrs. 

Breeze, Mrs. Horace Davis, Mrs, Barm and Mrs. and Mi 

Grey son, of Oakland. Mr. and Mrs. Me Lane Martin are i 
town again. Mrs. Martin Senior has returned to her Ka-h-rn home. 
having enjoyed her visit to (his .oast exceedingly. Pblix, 

THE EVENTS OF NEXT WEEK. 
The events of next week will be oi lence to the city and 

state that may not be easily over-estimated. There will be a new re- 
gime in State and city government. There will be a new Legislature, 

with its members fresh rrom the | pie, In full blast. There will be 

three retirements from the Supreme Bench, and three new accessions 
to the strength <-r weakness, as the ease may be, of thai learned and 

powerful but not infallible body. These chart may or may not 

portend great things, but there is enough in them Of power for good 
or evil, and a sufflciencj ol uncertainty as to which oi those two ele 
ments will predominate, to cause thoughtful citizens to take a more 
than passing interest in the events of the near future. We think the 
State administration is in safe hands. Governor Bartlett will conn.' 

into office as "the eminently safe man." That if slow, lie was at 
least sure, was the idea with which he was elected, and it. may well 
be believed that in the matter of knowing bis own mind ami carrying 
out its proclivities with safety, the public will not be deceived. Yel 
it will be a mistake to suppose that his administrative acts will not 
be carried out with force and energy. He will be slow to propound 
untried methods, but the ordering of all things which the law has al- 
ready ordained, will be as decisive and as energetic as can he fairly 
desired. Our people, as a whole, are singularly conservative. Thev 
hate political experiments because they have bad more than enough 
Of them. They want a respite from political agitation. The State's 
industries want attending to, and the people wish to be let alone to 
attend to them, and to business, and to material progress generally, 
and that is why thev voted for Governor ISartlett, who will do his 
best to give them what they want. 

The Legislature will meet on Monday, and after the usual prelimi- 
naries will proceed to business. Bills will be rapidly introduced, for 
nearly every member is credited with going to Sacramento with a 
grip-sack full of them. These will be good, bad and indifferent, but 
mostly very indifferent and shockingly bad*. They will be largely 
made up ofcinch bills framed by lawyers and rascals for the purpose 
of worrying every vested interest and harrassing every man or cor- 
poration that has found out a way of being useful. There will be 
some able and good men, but more able and bad men in the Legisla- 
ture, but the well-meaning fools will predominate in numbers over 
both. There will lie much disappointment, as usual, at the little 
that is accomplished. The Senatorial tight is believed to be practi- 
cally over and Hearst's election assured. Yet there are strange ru- 
mors afloat, and anything is possible in this connection within the 
next ten days. It will be well if neither the man nor the means by 
which he may come by his election ever turn up to vex or perplex us 
at home or elsewhere. 

In the city the new municipal government will assume sway. If 
there were much power vested in the hands of Mayor Pond we should 
be all right. The city is indeed fortunate in possessing a chief magis- 
trate at once so capable and conscientious, but he can do but little 
unless sustained by the Hoard of Supervisors. Right at that point 
there is considerable interest being evinced just now. What will the 
majority of the Supervisors do? Will they give a loyal support to the 
strong man who enjoys so large a share of the confidence oi the party 
which elected him and tbeiii ? We shall see. The fear is that a ring 
is in process of being formed. In the various departments the Boss, 
of course, rules supreme, to which rule we bow with as good grace as 
we can, seeing that the people have so ordered things. 

The holiday number of the Cincinnati Qrapic News was a most 
elaborate publication. Accompanying it were two large pictures, of 
New York and Cincinnati, respectively, which are treasures in them- 
selves. 

Thb Elitk Photographic Studio, No. 888 Market street, is one of the best 
establishments of the kind in San Francisco. Life-size pictures arc taken 
there (from life) which are far superior to enlargements. 



D. Albert Hiller, M. D., 1011 Sutter street, Saa Francisco, California. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



THE FATHER'S REVENGE. 

Major Buford, called by way of eminence "The Major," was the 
must noted duelist of bis day. A dead shot, a perfect master of Eence 
and in his enmities utterly relentless his name had become a terror 
to all who knew him. 

In the midst of a knot of admiring friends one day the Major was 
discoursing of his last "affair," and complacently explaining how it 
came that "he had only mortally wounded his adversary instead of 
killing him on the spot, when <>ne of two gentlemen standing within 
bearing suddenly advanced and struck him in the face. 

The spectators stood aghast. Whatcould havetempted thestranger 
to rnsh thus madly on his fate? He was an old man. Already, to 
appearance, had threescore years and ten passed over his bead. He 
must have been indeed weary of a life whose brief remnant he was 
readv to cast away so recklessly. 

The Major was astounded. The very audacity of the outrage struck 
him With amazement. 

"Is the provocation sufficient, or must I repeat it?" inquired his 
assailant. 

The Major's lirst impulse was to return blow for blow. But tierce 
and violent as were bis passions lie had schooled himself to complete 
mastery over them, and a moment's reflection told him how bootless, 
under the circumstances, would be a public brawl. The indignity he 
had received would admit of. but one reparation, and that be deter- 
mined to lose no time in seeking. 

"The insult is sufficient," he answered, with forced calmness. 
"Oblige me by naming a friend— for your own name I care not^to 
whom I may refer my own." 

"This gentleman,'' replied the other, resuming the arm of his com- 
panion, "will return here in an hour to confer with any cue you may 
designate." 
And the two strangers tools their leave together. 
At sunrise on the following morning the principals and their 
seconds made their appearance on the ground selected. No one else 
was present, not even a Burgeon. The Major, in bis past experience, 
never had needed one, and his opponent, it was plain, was careless of 
consequences. 

There was no necessity for delay. The preliminaries had all been 
settled. The parties were to fight with pistols at ten paces, the com- 
bat to continue till one or both nad fallen. One condition bad been 
insisted upon by the stranger, which called an indignant blush to the 
Major's cheek, as it seemed to imply an imputation upon his honor, 
though he submitted to it with the best grace he could. It was that, 
before placing the combatants, the bodies of both should be inspected, 
to see that no secret protective device was employed by either. 

The ground was measured, and the men placed. There was a 
marked contrast between the two in more respects than that of 
years. The old man, erect and motionless as a statue, his whitened 
locks floating in the breeze, never once looked at his antagonist, 
toward whom his side was turned. His face was stern and deter- 
mined, but bad nothing malignant in it. The Major, on the other 
hand, glared fiercely on his foe, seeming even to grudge the few mo- 
ments of life yet eked out to him. 

"Were he my own father I would kill him!" he said, audibly re- 
plying to some whispered expostulations of his second, who was evi- 
dently touched by the old man's venerable appearance. 

The pistols were put in the hands of the principals, and the giving 
of the word was explained. 
"Gentlemen, are you ready?" 
"Ready," both answered. 

Still the old man moved not, nor did he direct a single glance at 
bis adversary. His eyes were fixed in front. His attitude was one 
of rapt attention. He seemed like one listening intently. 
"Fire!" 

Without changing the direction of his gaze, or other movement 
than that of his arm, which rose with the precision and steadiness of 
a nicely adjusted machine, the old man brought his pistol to the level 
of his enemy's breast. For an instant he held it there. Still no look 
in the direction it pointed. Still the same appearance of eager listen- 
ing. 

The Major was in no hurry. He could afford to take his time with 
a man who held his pistol at random without looking whitherward. 
He took deliberate aim. He was determined to make sure work. If 
his ball missed his adversary's heart, though but the fraction of an 
inch, he would never make pretension to skill again. 

The sharp report of the stranger's pistol was followed by a convul- 
sive jerk of the Major's arm, causing, the discharge of his "weapon far 
wide of its mark, while he, staggering a few paces backward, fell 
heavily to the ground. 
"Conduct me to him," said the old man to his friend. 
The latter took his principal's arm and led him close to the pros- 
trate form of the Major, whose second, kneeling by his side, bad torn 
open his garments, exposing to view the fatal wound in his breast, 
made by the strangers bullet. 
"Is your friend seriously hurt? " coolly inquired the latter. 
"You can see for yourself, sir," the second answered. 
"There you are in error," replied the other; "lam totally blind." 
The wounded man (who had by this time revived a little) and his 
friend looked at the stranger in astonishment. There was no visible 
defect in his organs of vision, but there was that fixity of look, that 
"bending of the eyes on vacancy," which so unmistakably evinces 
the absence of sight. 

"AVho are you, and what was your motive in seeking this en- 
counter? " the Major faintly murmured. 
"First, are you iii a condition to renew it?" inquired the stranger. 
"There is no need; I am dying." 

"When I have told you who I am," the stranger resumed, "you 
will scarce require to be told my motive for what 1 have done. 

"No wonder you have forgotten James Merton," he continued, 
"for be is greatly changed, no doubt." 
The dying man Marled and groaned bitterly. 

"But I have never forgotten you, Richard Buford, nor the injuries 
you have done me. 
"A cherished daughter, the pride of my eyes and the joy of her 



mother's heart, you enticed from her home, deceived by a sham mar- 
riage and then abandoned to die of a broken heart. 

"My son and only remaining child, in a rash attempt to revenge 
his sister's wrong, fell a victim to your accursed skill. You even rob- 
bed him of the ordinary chances of combat, unequal as they would 
have been, by incasing your cowardly body in concealed armor. 

"The loss of both our children unsettled my wife's reason, and she 
died in a mad-house. 

"Could I have found you then, I would have given you no chance 
for your life; but valiant as vou have always professed to be, and 
coward as you are, you feared and evaded me. 

"Yet I knew we should one day meet, and I registered a vow that 
when we did I would otter you a sacrifice to your own infernal art. 

"To this end I studied to become an adept in it and succeeded. And 
when at length blindness cast its shadow upon me and seemed to 
render hopeless the fulfillment of my vow, instead of abandoning it I 
betook myself to a new species of practice. I sought to make hearing 
take the place of sight. Again I succeeded. I learned to take aim 
with the ear instead of with the eye. When I heard you answer 
"Heady" to-day I knew the exact direction in which to point my pis- 
tol, as well as if I had seen you. Besides, I could hear you breathing 
where you stood. You lost your only chance in delaying your fire*. 
You wished to make sure work and overreached yourself." 

More than once the Major looked appealingly into the speaker's 
face, but in those remorseless, sightless eyes there was no gleam of 
sympathy. And as the labored breathing grew fainter ami fainter, 
tbe old man resumed his listening attitude. At last all was still. 

"He is dead," he said, and its wonted expression of sober melan- 
choly settled again upon the old man's face, as taking his companion's 
arm, be turned and walked leisurely away. — New York News. 



Every celebrity of any standing— from Princes of the royal blood o 
England dowu— who has visited San Francisco for years past, has had his 
or her picture taken by Taber, the photographer of No. 8 Montgomery 
street. As a consequence Tuber's album contains a wonderful collection 
of those who have inherited, as well as those who have won importance in 
life. The consequence is that if you get your picture taken by Taber, you 
will become an album associate of some of the greatest people who have 
ever lived, besides getting a grand photograph. 

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THE CROCKER-WOOLWORTH NATIONAL RANK OF SAN FRANCISCO, 

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DIRECTORS : 

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R. C. WOOLWORTH PRESIDENT. 

W.E.BROWN.. Vice-President. 

WM. II. CROCKER CASHIER. 

[Oct. -a.\ 

WELLS, FARGO &, COMPANY-BANKING DEPARTMENT. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

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DIRECTORS: 
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and C. F. Crocker. H. Wadsworth, Cashier. 

Receive Deposits, issues Letters of Credit, and transact a General Banking 
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Jan. 1, 1887. 



CAI.IKOKNIA ADVERTISER. 



Coqiu'Iiu. tin- great comedian <>i the Comedle Frengaise, has t>i<i 
farewell to the sacred precincts "i" nrl In the Rue Richelieo, and will 
now enter upon his new career <>t strolling star. He i-> tir-t to appear 
in the capitals of continental Kurope, Brussels, Antwerp, The Hague, 
Amsterdam, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg and Vienna. He will then 
appear before the English public. After thai he will cross the <y ean 
ami commence lii-> tour through the L T nited States. While it may be 
assumed, on tin- general principle tint foreign artists are successful 
In this country, that Coquelin will have large audiences al bia per- 
formanoos, wad that bis manager will in* able t<> pay him his guar- 
anteed amounl and make ■ profit besides] it may be doubted thai he 
will make an artistic success, Coquelin is a great actor, a rare come- 
dian. He is a genius In the art of expression. Taking bira in his 
sphere of dramatic art) in his milieu oi the Theatre Franoaia, there 

are but few actors, past or present, who may be < ipared to him. 

Bui his an is not ol the kind that speaka to the world at Large. It is 
limited by the expressiveness of the language he speaks, the habits 
and customs, the benl ol ideas, the range of thought, the views of 
things, the character, the quality of appreciation of his nationality. 
He is the dramatic incarnation of French esprit. His countrymen 
realise this and deify him as such. Those not " to tin- manor born," 
hut who by study, association, travel and experience, ami knowledge 
of Ills language, nave acquired tin- necessary receptive quality, in a 
lesser, but -nil a- sincere a way, bow down before his genius. But a 
genera] public, Ignorant of the tongue he apeaks, unacquainted with 
its extreme expressiveness, its wonderful shadings, unresponsive to 
a masterly exposition of these minutiae, by deep but delicate empha- 
tignm*nt»,aa the French say— of speech, versatile facial ex- 
pression and suggestive gestures, will, beyond doubt,. fail to find in 
Coquelin tin' wonderful actor whose name is ever eulogisticallv men- 
tioned in public print. There is such a thing as universality in dra- 
matic art. but it is limited to the delineation of the strong emotions 
of human nature. Love, hate, ambition, revenge and all phases of 
passion in their essential expression have no nationality. Salvini is 
intelligible to an American audience. Month was understood by the 
German public But in the portrayal of the fancies of the mind, the 
frivolities of the heart, the lighter forme of human feelings, the dif- 
ferent shapes of mental effort, wit, sarcasm, humor and social philos- 
ophy, dramatic art is of necessity provincial. And Coquelin is pro- 
vincial. He represents French art in all its rajjinements, but also in 
all its Chauvinism. 

• # * * -ti- 

ll is t" be expected that if Coquelin suffers from lack of artistic rec- 
ognition in this country, the Utterati of the Parisian press will shower 
their anathemas upon us. They will not consider the facts in the 
Case, In fact, they are unable to do so. To them there is nothing if 
it is not French. Their powers of observation, of analysis and criti- 
cisro arc narrow and their opinions are bigoted. And they are in the 
densest ignorance regarding everythingin this country. That that 
should be title case in such an enlightened time is incredible. I will 
quote for you a few paragraphs from a characteristic article by a 
French chroniquer which I nave just read. It gives a good idea of 
the extravagance of French style, and is an astonishing exhibition of 
French ignorance of America. It describes CoquelnVS farewell ap- 
pearance at the Theatre Francais on Dec. 3d. the famed comedian 
appearing in the role of Seapin. " Coquelin's emotion was visible. 
His voice trembled. There was good cause for it! He had seen so 
many times the majestic curtain of the Comedie-Francaise rise, dis- 
closing to his view in succession the orchestra chairs with their group 
oi devoted habitues— a dazzling, world-unique assortment of shining 
pates- then the mysterious baignoires, from which, so often, the hand 
of an admiring and friendly woman had fanned a discreet greeting, 
then the baleonv with its array of unwilling critics, importaut-man- 
nered, fidgeting With their glasses, then the dazzling row of boxes, 
whose babbling occupants hushed one another into silence and lis- 
tened attentively when he appeared on the stage. 

" All these people, from pit to gallery , formed a conquered public— 
a public that did not pocket its hands for fear of applauding, a public 
keen in the appreciation of the shades and minutiae of acting and 
grateful to the actor for all bis efforts, a public able to express friend- 
ship and esteem— in short, a public of much more value than the 
Yankees. 

" Ah ! believe me, when he will see for the first time rise on the 
motley audience of a New York theatre the dOAibed advertising curtain, 
alike unto the street walls, on which the posters announcing his tour 
are flanked by those of Wucci, the faster, and Millie-Christine, Coque- 
lin, even if tumultuously acclaimed by ten thousand paws of Jonathans 
and colored men, will remember the last night in the Rue Richelieu, 
when even the chandelier wept, wept tears of crystal on the specta- 
tors in the parquet." Comment is unnecessary. The italics are 
mine. 

***** 

A happy New Year to all. C la IB beau. 

There is a fishery expedition (fishing for gold) preparing which 
may interest the romantic to hear of. In the year 17ili) the Lutine, a 
Dutch Fast Indiainan, foundered off the coast of Holland, near 
Terschelling, having on board twenty-five millions of guilders, al- 
most entirely in gold coin and burs. Only one sailor escaped, and he 
was afterwards able to point out the place of the wreck. Many pro- 
posals to raise the treasure have been since broached, and one bad so 
far success in the early years of this century that about a fifth of the 
whole amount was recovered by divers. Later essays showed that 
either the sands had shifted or the wreck had sunk deeper. It is be- 
lieved that a continued effort must be successful, and an association 
has been successfully formed to undertake the task, and two vessels 
specially prepared for the work have arrived at Terschelling. 

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Oct. 23.] 



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P. N. Lilienthal, Cashier. Sept. 13. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 



'"We Obey no Wand but Pleasure's' 



-Tom Moore. 



The large Christmas edition of the News Letter involved an early 
going to print, which of necessity prevented any consideration last 
week of actual happenings at the different theatres, else censure 
would have been passed upon the manner in which Enchantment was 
introduced to the public. The spectacle at the California Theatre 
has since been put into better shape, but its first performance was, to 
speak plainly, an insult to the public. Noblamefor this can be at- 
tached to Manager Hay man or hia genial representative, Alfred 
Bouvier, for in contracts of the kind made by them with the Kiralfys 
the party of the second part retains entire independence of action. 
The ballets introduced in Enchantment were pretty and graceful, the 
1 terft irmances of Bellae and the Moxens were highly entertaining, and 
Hubert Wilke's earnestness and picturesqueness as agreeable as ever, 
but these features were not sufficient to redeem the evening. An un- 
intelligible story miserably acted ; faded, dingy scenery, dirty costumes 
and fizzling mechanical effects binned a combination which, in any 
other country but ours, with its absurdly good-natured audiences, 
would have produced a riot in the theatre." Were it notfor the recol- 
lections of the splendid spectacle of Excelsior % the announcement of a 
Kiralfy season would mean the bankruptcy of the theatre. But Ex- 
ceUior 'is being forgotten, while the Tour Around the World in Eighty 
Days, both at the Hush Street and California Theatres, and Sieba are 
being remembered. It seems to me that Hayman has good cause 
for a claim for damages, for the first night of Enchantment was a dis- 
grace to the theatre. ( >n Monday Edwin Thorne appears in the popu- 
lar melodrama, The Black Flag. 

* * ■* * * 

Aini.'e, whose performances this week have been interrupted by 
sicknei s, has shown usa Cyprienne which is not that of Sardon. In 
the first act of IKvurcom Des Prunelles, the husband, describes the 
character of his wife, and it docs nol require close observation to 

notice that AimGVs representation docs not tally with it. THvorcons, 
with all its remarkable philosophy of the relations of the sexes, is of 
dubious morality, and Amite's conception of Cyprienne does not 
make it any better. Impulse may be understood, calculation is odious. 
Thomas Burns makes a very natural sort of fellow of the husband up 
to the last act. The scene in the cabinet prive of a restaurant, as acted 
by him and Aimce, and by Newton Chisnell, as the waiter, has not 
the character or the significance the author meant it should have. 
Aimce is here, not thegiddy, but still virtuous wife for the nonce 
transferred into the soHpcn.sc, but Miss Frailty masquerading as an 
honest woman. The distinction is as marked as it is radical. In 
Caught in the Act Aimee acts with all her verve and suggestiveness. 
It is a French vaudeville translated, and French vaudevilles are not 
suitable for effective translation. Of J ess op and Gill's new play 
nothing can be said, as at present writing it has not yet been pro- 
duced. A strong variety troupe, the Boston Howard Specialty Com- 
pany, of which report speaks well, follows Aimee. 

* * * * * 

The charm of such a play as The Lights o* London is in its char- 
acter-drawing. With that eliminated, and its local color painted out, 
it is simply a forcible, but commonplace melodrama- Such it is as 
played by the Alcazar company. It is vigorously acted, dramatically, 
pathetically and humorously— by Isabel Morris, Eleanor Barry, wlio 
displays unexpected force, Osbourne, Buckley, Branseombe, Stock- 
well and Kate Chester, but the acting ■ >[" all these, and still more so, 
that of the people entrusted with the minor parts, which are distinct 
bits of character-drawing, is utterly devoid of the true coloring. 
The tramps, the street waifs, and the policemen are of this country 
and not of England. Stockwell is very amusing as .larvis, buthe is 
not English. Fanny Young alone may be said to have the requisite 
local distinctiveness. To an audiemc indifferent to the detail and 
finish of a performance, this effort of the Alcazar Compaay is most 
satisfactory, for it is essentially dramatic. 

* * * * * 

Tin- Tivofi has never presented anything to the public so intrinsi- 
cally meritorious as OrphCUS. It is well sung, well acted and admira- 
bly costumed and mounted. It is, this week, the attraction for the- 
atre-goers. 

***** 

It is not customary to criticise charitable entertainments, and Cin- 
derella, at the Baldwin, is consequent^' not a proper subject for criti- 
cism. All that can be said is, thru, as the object is a worthy 
one, it excuses everything. At the same time there is in the as- 
sembling of a host <il' young girls, from the toddling age to that of 
puberty, for public exhibition, in fancy costumes and diversified ex- 
ercises, food for much moral reflection. Childish precocity is only 
momentarily interesting, and , even then, only if it docs not Conflict 
with modesty and ingenuousness. The sight of a lotof pretty, young 
girls in costumes, which display, as yet, undeveloped ami immature 
physical advantages, speaking ami singing in a brazen, forward man- 
ner, lines and songs that tell of love and kisses, and so on, is a sad 
one to refined people, who believe thai the safety of society lies in 
the innocence and modesty of adolescent womanhood. The young 
things arc not to blame. The strictures are to be passed upon the 
parents, who, from a moral point of view, deliberately ruin tor ever 

their daughters. 

*' * * * * 

Henry ileyimm's concert will be reviewed next week. 

Bk.h clkiic. 



The second conceit of the Herrman Brandt String Quartet will 

take place at Irving Hall Wednesday evening, January 5th, instead 

of Friday the Tib. The Quartet will be kindly assisted by Mrs. 
Fleissner-Lewis and Miss Ella Partridge, 



The Cincinnati " Graphic," a 'bright illustrated weekly, issued an 
extensive Christmas number, in which both letter-press and illustra- 
tions W erc of a high degree of excellence. The publication is 
to those who issued it. 



CALIFORNIA THEATRE. — KIRALFYS. 

To-Nigiit at 8— TIU-: GORGEOUS SPECTACLE ENCHANTMENT. 
ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY! 
To-Night and Matinee Saturday. GRAND DOUBLE BILL— Farewell Per- 
formances of the KIRALFYS— The Romantic Musical Drama, 

t:jh::e3 eatcatchebi 

In its Entirety. 
Hubert Wilke as The Piper, together with the New Operetta Ballet, the 
Grand Egyptian Ballet, Magnate's Gorgeous Scenery, and the New Specialty 
Acts from ENCHANTMENT. 

SPECIAL— Next Monday Evening. January 3d, EDWIN F. THORNE and 
a Strong Dramatic Company in THE BLACK PLAG! 

25c, 60c, 75c— Popular Prices — 25c, 50c, 75c. — No Higher. 
Good Reserved Seat, F irst Floor. 50c. Seats Now on Sale. ' [Jan. 1. 

BUSH-STREET THEATRE. 

M. B. Leavitt Proprietor | Chas. P. Hall Manager 

THIRD AND POSITIVELY LAST WEEK— MARIE AIMEE. 
This Evening will be presented Jeseop & Gill's 3-aet Farcical Comedy, 

ZJVl.A.IMI'ZIEIjXjIE, 

In which Aimee will appear as the French Milliner, and sins several new 

solids, includin.ir her .successful song and dance, "Purple 

Pansies," also "Pretty as a Picture."' 

In Active Preparation, the New Comedy— DECEIVED. 

Mext Monday, January 3d — THE BOSTON HOWARD SPECIALTY 

COMPANY, consisting of Forty Star Artists, 

CaW~ P o pular Price .- ;! Popu lar Prices! [Jan. 1. 

ALCAZAR THEATRE — O'Farrell Street, Near Stockton. 

Wallenbod, Osbourne & Stockwell, Managers— Geo. Walleneod, Lessee 

TO-NIGHT AND NEW YEAR MATINEE! 
Magnificent Production of Sims' Powerful Melodrama, 

x.ina-iHi'X'S o 7 LOHsriDOiLsr, 

With all the Original Scenery and Stage Effects— Osbourne & Stockwell 

Comedy Co.— Special Engagement of Miss Isabel Morris and 

Mr. Edwin J. Buckley, and 29 Artists in the Oast. 

Popular Prices — 25, 50 and 75 cents Matinee Prices— 25 and 50 cents. 

Next Monday, January *d— THE McGIRENY COMBINAT ION. [Jan. 1. 

TIVOLi OPERA HOUSE — Eddy Street, Near Market. 

Keeling Bros Sole Proprietors and Managers 

ONLY HOLIDAY SUCCESS IN THE CITY! 
Offeubioh's Greet Spectacular Operetta, 

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Produced upon a Gorgeous Scale, with Magnificent Transformations, Wou- 

deriul Electric Effects, Graud Chorus and Ensemble, and 

THE BEAUTIFUL DEVIL MARCH! 

Our Prices— 25 and 50 ceuts— No Higher. [Jan. 1. 



BALDWIN THEATRE. 



DURING THE HOLIDAYS-IMMENSE SUCCESS! 
Matinee To-Dav at 2 p. H.— To-Ni£ht at 8 o'clock— MAJESTIC SPECTAC- 
ULAR PRODUCTION of the Charming Fairy Tale of 
CUfTTJEEELLA ! 

With a PHENOMENAL CAS 1' nMiver ONE THOUSAND YOUNG PEOPLE. 

Under the Personal Supervision of MB. ami MRS. CHARLES BENTON, 

Tor the Benefit of the PACIFIC KINDERGARTEN ASSOCIATION. 

50 cents aud $1 Admisson 50 ceuts and $1. 

Box Office Now Opeu. [Jan. 1. 

SECOND CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL 

OF THE 

HERMANN BRANDT STRING QUARTET, 

Consisting Of MESSRS. HERMANN BRANDT, HENRY SIERI.NG, Violins; 
LOUIS SCHMIDT, Viola; EMII.E KNELL, Cello, 
AT IRVING HALL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 6th, 1887, 
Kindly assisted bv MRS. FLEISSNER LEWIS, Soprano, and MISS ELLA 
S. PARTRIDGE, Piauiste. [Dec. 25. 



GRAND CONCERT AND SOCIAL! 

TO HE HELD AT 

Saratoga Hall, Tuesday Evening, Jan. 11, 1887, 
Uhdeb the DiREt-Tios OF PROP. J. I. O'NEILL. 



ADMISSION — FIFTY CENTS. 



Hat Room at Disposal of Guests, 
[Jan. 1.1 



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FOR YOUNG LADIES. KINDERGARTEN (Froebel'S Method) for Children. 
Next Term will commeuce January 5th, 1887. 



Jan. l.J 



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MME, WALDO-COHEN, 

Teaeiier of Piano-Forte, Singing, Deportment 
and Etiquette, 

72/5 CUr STREET, SAN FRANCISCO. [Dec. 11. 

MRS. A D A~ CURK^OAN CI N G~ACADEM Y^ 

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HALL TO LET FOR BALLS, CLUBS, ETC. [Aug. I. 



.I:m 1 1887 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



About three years ago several Indies and gentlemen rormed tin' 
Califomin Lawn Tennis * Nub. A tot of hi ml was leased on the corner 
ol Van N.ss avenue and Suiter Street! oonrta were laid down and ac- 
tive practice followed. Tin- playing at tir>i was rather crude, but, by 
constant addition of new members, tin- mvU- of play all round greatly 
Improved, and, al the close "i lasi season, the club hail in it-- ranks 
men who. in single or double matches, conld more than bold their 
own against anv club m th.- State. The California < llub ha- been pre- 
eminenl in producing young players ol fine quality. The Messrs. 
Taylor, Bimpklns and < lodley have shown fine form in all their 
matches, ana often pressed the senior players hard for first place, 
itoth in single-handed ami four-handed matches. Tin' lady members 
have also played excellently. Prominently amongst them must be 
named Eklfss Hooker and Miss KUtle.whopmy with consummate grace 
and -kill. Recently tin- club has been compelled to remove from its 

f rounds, hm ha- secured a ven desirable lot mi Bush and Scott sis. 
t i- U2Sxl(30 feet, and has ample room for three courts, which are be- 
ing laid down in osphaltum. Tin- club-house will be appropriate in 
design, and both ro yand comfortable. There will be a nice car- 
riage drive into ihe ground, bo that it will surpass anything of the 
kind at present here. To sustain the club in promoting this graceful 
and fashionable sport an appeal has been made to several prominent 
ladies and gentlemen ti> become life members by subscribing £I'h> 
each. The responses have been most satisfactory, and the list, is nut 

yet closed. The courts will he ready tu play upon within a few week-, 

and a formal opening will he given "on Washington's Birthday. 
* - » * * 

The Nat inn al game is flourishing; indeed, the word " flourishing " 
but tamely expresses the furore which has been aroused by the 
games on Saturday and Sunday last. The Greenhood A: Moran's 
were the first of the California League to face the Louisville nine, 
who, in the East, won the championship of the world. The Oakland 

hoys made SUCh a gallant light against the Ketituekians, that the 
latter found they had no longer the " soft thing," which they have 
amused themselves with while i> laying in this city for several weeks 
past. Five to three is an emphatic beating, hut there were several 
points in tin same thai favored the Louisville men. When the 
Haverly's faced the visitors at Alameda, conditions slightly reversed, 
they knew the ground and had played on it since it was opened. 
They were at home and proved their appreciation of the fact. The 
game wa- as tine an exhibition of even-handed skill and good juilg- 
ment as was ever seen mi a California baseball ground. At all points 
the local men were ap to their opponents, pitching, catching, hatting 
and fielding. The fame of the champions never once rattled the 
home players; Mccgati pitched with ease; Ilardie caught in grand 

form, and the whole team fielded with the precision of clock work, 
and a well made clock at that. The Haverly's kept the champion's 
score down to 2, and overtopped that figure by a single. That they 
were applauded to the echo was natural; they are the hemes of the 
day, and their praises have heen sung far and wide. To-day the 
Pioneers will play the Louisville men, and good judges of the game 

think that the Californians have a gund show of coming Out ahead. 
It must not he forgotten that the Haverly's are to all intents a local 
nine. Only two of the men ever played in the East, and of these, 
one lias not played away from home EOT two years. This makes their 
victory all the more satisfactory. 

***** 

Recent advices from Australia state that Malone has broken down. 
Early in November, when running at Melbourne, he sprained his 
thigb. and eminent Australian surgeons state that he will never be 
able to run with any confidence again. This unfortunate accident 
will put aii end to the big match he had made with Ilutchens, the 
Knglish champion. It will also seriously affect Myers' plans for his 
Australian tour, for the American champion depended very much 
upon making a series of matches with Malone. Doubtless Ilutchens 
and Myers will run, but with their local champion disabled the Aus- 
tralians may not be inclined to show the same enthusiasm over the 
contest of Strangers that they would have displayed had their own 
man been in the fray. 

* * * * * 

The triumphant return of Beach to his own country shows how 
thoroughly the national spirit is being developed there. The pro- 
vincial prejudices between New South Wales, Victoria and South 
Australia are being broken down. Beach was welcomed, feted, feasted 
and made much of in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The wel- 
come had the same ring in each place. Itdiffered not in kind, only in 
degree, and there New South naturally held the palm. The great oars- 
man must be a proud man, and if lie is not happy the fault cannot 
be laid to the charge of the Australian public, of whom he is one of 
the idols. 



Mrs. Julia Melville-Snyder, No. 138 McAllister street, has no superior 
as a teacher of conversational and declamatory elocution, vocal and instru- 
mental music, and all that pertains to the lyric and dramatic stage. Per- 
sons who wish to cultivate their natural talents should secure the assist- 
ance of Mrs. Melville-Suyder, whose pupils have always been wonderfully 
successful in the profession. 



Notwithstanding that the Christmas turkey has been cooked and eaten, 
J. W. Carmany, No. 25 Kearny street, is still showing a grand stock of Un- 
derwear and Gents' Furuishing Goods. 



A Grand Concert and Social will be given at Saratoga Hall, on Tuesday 
evening, January 11th, under the direction of Professor J. I. O'Neill. The 
event promises to be a very pleasant one. 



New Year Gifts.— Gold Eye Glasses, $3.00 to ?4.00, Muller's Optical Depot, 
135 Montgomery street, near Bush. 



OBITUARY. 
Senator John A. Logan. By the death ol th m one 

ol the moat prominent liguree in American politics of to-dn I 
passed away. General I.. ;nn wa nol in thetrui--i-nse.it the term 
a great man. His leading cha metis tic was audacfo 
with moral and physical courage, lie was just the kin 
i.' excite enthusiasm among tin- unreflecting multitude. He fol- 
lowed rather than led public sentiment, but, in doing so. heal* 
ways managed to keep himself in the van, and made so much 
that ;m un rejecting person might suppose thai hews ■ realh leading. 
lie- wa-- a politician rather than a statesman, and viewed thing 
the standpoint of expediency and popularity rather than that of ab- 
stract right and wisdom. In public affairs he generally tool* that 

narrow view whieh looks to partisan advantage as the ultima thuU Of 

desirability, rather than to what sagacious discernment no in ted out 
as beneficial to the whole country. The career ol the dead Senator 
serves as an admirable illustration of some of the peculiaritle an. I 
possibilities of American life. He enjoyed hut limited educational 
advantages, and yet, while still a young man. he forced himself into 
prominence in public affairs. He was then a Democrat and a bitter 

pro-slavery man. When the war broke out he organized a regiment 

and sent it " down South " to fight for the Confederacy. He was its 
Colonel, and was to have followed it ; but, between times, his wife, 

who has always been noted for her perspicacity, convinced him that 
he was getting on I he wrong side of the fence, and 'SO, instead of fol- 
lowing his regiment, he went North and obtained a Colon el 's com- 
mission in the Federal army '. Devoid of any training in or knowl- 
edge of the science of war, he rapidly rose, and when the Struggle 
closed lie held a high rank and had won a substantial reputation, 
while hundreds upon hundreds of really educated and capable sol- 
diers were still with the file, and were never heard of " in the news of 
the battle." 

After the war closed Logan returned to public life, and has served 
in Congress, as a representative from Illinois, ever since. For a time 
he was in the Lower House, but for many years he lias occupied a 
seat in the Senate. He served through an era of corruption, when 
Washington was a hot-bed of public vice and depravity, and yet In- 
died untainted by any allegation of personal dishonesty or corrup- 
tion. He "trained" with men who were corrupt. In his party lie 
was hand-in-glove and cheek-by-jowl with all the rascals who were 
debauching public affairs, but beyond being their (tarty associate, he 
had nothing to do with them or their schemes. The irrefutable evi- 
dence of this is found in the fact that he lived aud died a poor man. 
This is the one bright spot in his career. In many other respects he 
is open to severe criticism. He was an utterly unscrupulous partisan, 
and, as one of the triumverate of Senators who attempted to nomi- 
nate General Grant for a third term, he struck a deadly blow at the 
life of the Republic. He was one of those who built up the spoils 
system, and when lie died he was one of the most dangerous— he- 
cause disguised — foes of reform. In his State he was a " Boss," aud 
an overbearing one at that. With the machine he sought to squeeze 
the life out of the American right to a voiceinthe conduct of the 
public atl'airs. He was one of those who led the South into the war, 
and yet, when the struggle was over, he proved to be one of her mean- 
est and most cruel oppressors. He realized that the party with which 
he acted had a powerful lever in the stirring up of the animosities of 
the war, and so bis linger was ever pointed backward into the dark 
rather than forward into the light. That the public sentiment of the 
country has, in this respect, advanced a step beyond the position it 
occupied in 18G5 is due to the fact that the dead Senator and people 
of his kind could not keep it back. Those who write the word " pa- 
triot " on Logan's grave-stone will misuse the term. 

Mr. Virgil Williams. —The cultured people of San Francisco heard 
with feelings of unassumed regret of the sudden death of this gentle- 
man, which sad event occureed at his ranch in Knight's Valley, on 
the 18th ult. The deceased was a native of Massachusetts, and' first 
came to this State, on a visit, in 1802. In 1*70 he returned, and bis 
home has been here ever since. It was lie who organized the San 
Francisco .School of Design, in LS74, and he has been its director ever 
since. In the world of art he occupied a high place, and as a teacher 
he had few equals and no superiors. Personally, he was known to all 
as a gentleman of generous instincts and amiable character. To the 
pupils at the School of Design his gentle kindness and thoughtful 
consideration endeared him, and when his sudden demise was an- 
nounced, there were many tear-dimmed eyes which would fain have 
gazed through the curtain which separates the visible from the invisi- 
ble world in the hopes of seeing their preceptor resting softly within 
the shadows of eternal rest. 

Dr. John Scott.— We regret being called upon to record the death 
of this well-known gentleman, which sad event occurred at his home 
in this city on the *21th instant. The deceased gentleman was a native 
of the North of Ireland and had reached his sixty-fourth year. In 
the medical profession he held a front place and in the social rela- 
tions of life he possessed the esteem of all with whom he came in 
contact. 



NEW BANK. 

CALIFORNIA NATIONAL BANK, 

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Open for Business : : : : January 3, 1887. 

CURRENT ACCOUNTS AND PATRONAGE SOLICITED. 
[Jan. 1.] 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



GOTHAM GOSSIP. 

New York, December 15, 1886. — The New York mining market 
is not as excited as it was. Many of the defunct wild cats, that were 
resurrected by the general upheaval which followed the extraordinary 

I stuck deal in your city, have gone back with sepulchral howls to 

their graves, leaving a victim here and there to marvel at his or her 
credulity in having purchased such ghosts, even for a dyer. There 
seems considerable surprise in the higher speculative walks that the 
Coxnstock boom should have crawfished so quickly. New Yorkers 
were being educated up to the idea that the bonanzas on the Coin- 
Stock were many ; that the one uncovered in Con. Caliiornia- Virginia 
was of the colossal kind that would take years to work out, pending 
which stockholders would be flooded with stalwart dividends. As 
an evidence of how the cupidity of the speculative Wall-streeters was 
being worked upon to the point of investment, I cull from the ulter- 
ings ofa shrewd, financial Wall-street journal reporter the follow- 
ing choice niorceaux ; 

"Gambling in mining stocks has been nearly as rampant as the 
dabblings in stocks. The accounts which come direct from Mackay 
ami bi^ confreres are sufficiently alluring to tempt the dollars of the 
greatest miser in the country. Would you be surprised to know that 
Consolidated Virginia is to sell at l'<ki! Best A Uelcher will cross 150. 
Gould it Curry have not yet commenced to go up, and as to Ophir 
and Sutro, the fortunes which were made in these mines a few years 
back will fall into insignificance, compared with the money which 
will be taken out within the next few months. Am I enthusiastic? 
Probably, but 1 am only echoing what the most expert judges tell 
me. My authorities are" miners of reputation. They have worked 
the mines for years. To-day they say the prospects here are brighter 
than they ever were in the brightest times, either in Ballarat. Bendigo 
or Ladenburgh." 

Unfortunately for the realization of these heavily-gilded hopes, the 
bottom fell out of the prevailing high prices in your market, and the 
Wall-streeters straightway smelled a large-sized rodent. They now 
conclude that it was only a deal after all—a snappy, vigorous deal to 
cinch shorts, which succeeded admirably. When they noted the 
ground and lofty tumbling indulged in by Best A Belcher and Ophir— 
the reputed centers of new and independent bonanzas — they laughed 
outright. An old California operator said: " The managers of the 
deal have done well. They cinched the shorts on the up grade, and 
uowthey are knocking the stuffing out of the longs on the down 
grade; pretty soon both bulls and bears will be knocked out, and 
speculation will be dead." A week or two more of high prices and 
Wall street would have been in big. As it is, the scorching is hardly 
perceptible. It is amusing to note how some of the big bulls feel 
here over the decline. Singular to relate, they all wear smiling faces, 
and every one got out in time and generally at top prices. Their 
penetrating eyes dipped into the future farther than ever did those 
of the sage of Locksley Hall, and saw what was coming. They im- 
mediately tired off coluinbiads of orders into the San Francisco 
market and realized. .Jim Tichenor doesn't claim that he sold out at 
the highest prices, but he does know that a friend of his— his tailor, 
by the way— sold his Con. Virginia out at $G0. He bought it a year 
ago, on Jim's advice, at$l 25. 

When I last wrote you, the New York stock market was excited 
and buoyant. Buying stocks looked like clamming at high tide, but 
the clammers were legion and went for everything in sight. The 
boy-; said : " What's a bonanza in Consolidated Virginia compared to 
this railroad bonanza that is piling up every day?" One short week, 
and a wonderful change has come over the spirit of their dreams. 
As I write, word comes of a threatened panic in the Stock Exchange — 
not because stocks are too high, as was the case in your city a couple 
of weeks ago, but because there are more sellers than buyers. Every- 
thing has tumbled; right and left, stocks have declined and are still 
declining, of course there will be a limit to the decline. The bears 
are having to them a glorious innings, and all the bull prophets that 
were are not. Of course Jay Gould is blamed for the havoc, and 
"they say" all because .1 udge (iresham delivered an opinion which 
didn't please the little giant, and removed his chosen Receiver from 
the Wabash road. Whenever anything wrong happens to the market, 
Jay Gould and Kussell Sage are straightway blamed. When stocks 
boom, Gould and Sage are not blamed at all, nor are they praised; 
reminds me of how Flood, O'Brien, Fair and Mackay used to be 
blamed during the bonanza and Sierra Nevada excitement. If the 
market was strong and buoyant it was all right; when things sagged 
and stocks broke, everybody was damning the bonanza people for not 
standing under, so that the wise ones could unload. From the present 
outlook there will not be so many happy Ghristmases this year as the 
bulls had figured up, for they are wiped out and their margins are 
departed. So with the oil bulls. A drop of about 20 cents per barrel, 
last week, let all their margin run out at the bung holes, and a sorry- 
looking set they are, to be sure. Such is the fate of speculative in- 
vestment. 

The enforcement of the Sunday Law has fallen into innocuous de- 
suetude, as our worthy Chief Magistrate puts it. But Anthony Corn- 
stock, the bete noir of the lovers of the nude and nasty in art, still 
lives. The other day be meandered down Wall street, and was 
quietly steered into several contiguous bar-rooms, whose walls are 
adorned with representations of the female form divine in various 
postures ■ <■ j ■■■ ..' .■:;>.■ :ntiir:i::i,.s < omstnek \\ is excit&d : hu; ire raided 
up within him, and he marched up town, with a wagon-load of these 
flauby specimens, to police head-quarters. Much adverse comment 
was heard, of course, because one of the pictures seized was a copy 
of Bongereau's Nymphsand Satyr, the original full-sized oil repre- 
sentation of which, with other models of the nude in art, ornament 
the frescoed walls of the Hoffman House saloon. Why Comstock 
didn't go after the original instead of the copy is what excites the 
ire of the lovers of the nakedness of women. And yesterday, what 
did Anthony do? Why, he caused the arrest of the Town Topics peo- 
ple for having printed in their select society journal a fog-horn story 
that is said to be very vulgar, nasty and indecent. And strange to 
say, many of the society patrons of that journal profess to have read 
the story and not to have seen any particular point— which illustrates 
that some people can see and some can't. The Town Topics man 



asserts a bold front, and will fight Anthony in the courts. 

There is much quiet amusement in journalistic circles over the un- 
fortunate adventure which befell Harry de Young, of the Chronicle, 
the other night: When riding home from seeing Langtry, on the 
platform of a Broadway car, he was cleverly relieved of his $250 
ticker by a couple of sneak operators. Harry' felt a little grieved at 
the idea of the operators selecting him for a victim, for generally 
these gentry measure their prey by a country standard. However, 
being a good amateur photographer, he remembered the features of 
a young operator who accidentally stumbled against him , and from 
his description the fellow was arrested and the time-piece recovered. 
As Harry was lamenting the loss of his watch to his amiable wife, 
sin- consoled him by saying, L< Don't worry, Harry. Tempus fugU 
with everybody, you know," and Mrs. de Young went off shopping 
for the forty-eleventh time. * Iocasional, 

"Writing Desks. 
Double the stock we ought to have, and bound to sell them. Just (he 
thing for a holiday gift. Chadbourue's, 741 to 745 Market Btreet 



The "Omental," No. 2(K> Kearuy street, still continues to delight «11 the 
ladies who visit it. Nothing equal to the Japanese Embroidery Work and 
Miiiid-Paiuted Silk Work which is on exhibition there has ever been seen in 
isitn Fruiicisco, and a Japanese artist is on hand who paints to order. 

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ATLAS ASSURANCE CO. OF LONDON, 

BOYLSTON INSURANCE CO. OF BOSTON. 



H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST. 



OFFICE— 309 and 31 1 Sansome Street, San Francisco. 



[January 23. 



BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INS. CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

CAPITAL .... $5,000,000 

AGENTS: 
BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 



Nov. 18.] 



No. 316 California Street, San Francisco. 



PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital $9,260,000 

Cash Assets 2,764.875 

Cash Assets in United States 1,398,646 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 

GENERAL AGENTS, 
316 California Street. San Francisco. March 20. 



HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

ORGANIZED 1864. 

Principal Office 216 Sansome Street 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin $300,000.00 

Reinsurance Reserve $287,096.09 

Assets January 1, 1S8G $830,269.02 I Premi urns since org'izat'n $5,566,4G5.92 

Surplus for policy holders.. 8ly, 382.72 Losses siuceorganizatiou. 2,408,453.28 

NetSurplusOoverev'ryth'g) 232,286.68 I Income 18S5 544,700.33 

OFFICERS: 

J. F. HOUGHTON... President I CHAS. R. STORY Secretary 

J. L. N. SHEPARD,... Vice-President I R. H. MAGILL General Ageut 

Directors of thi-: Home MutualInsurance Co.— L. L. Baker, H. L. Dodge, 
J. L. N. Shepard John Currv, J. F. Houghtou, John Sinclair, C Waterhouse, 
Chauncey Taylor, S. Hull", 



', C. T. Rylaud, A. K. P. Harmon. 



[April 4.1 



Jan 1 L£ 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



g 



THE YEAR IS DEAD. 
Another yea? boa gon< t>> form 

One atom of th.il mystic wlinle 

Whfcfa wr poor mortala '':*11 the PaM 

I'h.it grave of flesh birthplace «»i soul, 
The very thought o( which appals 

The finite mind that can bat trace 
lit orijrin through some Murr'd page, 

• >r legend of u bj 
Which, upon monuments of atone, 

Bui tell as of tki m Meeting day, 
And bear no record <>i thai Past, 

Which stretches centuries away. 
We may aol pierce the Future's mist- 
as sacred lies the buried Past ; 
For none can tell what was thejfrst, 

N..r prophesy about tin* tost. 
Science may feebly grope around 

Religion point with upward hand; 
The Past and Future --till remain 

Things mortals may not understand. 
For Hi" who for in 'd the universe 

Retained, as was His sovereign right, 
Tin- privilege u< keep the Past 

And Future hid from mortal's sight. 
And ns we hear Loud joy-hells rinp: 

The advent of another year, 
The earnest mind must pause and think, 

•■ What cause for ;ill this mirth I hear?" 
Heath lias been busy the past year, 

And taken some we ill could spare; 
Another year but marks a Step 

On that blind road which leads to— where! 
Ban Francisco, January l. 1887. w. L. E. 

THE NEW YEAR. 
Once more anew year opens before us, and on all sides ring out 
the word-., " Happy New Year," uttered alike with heartiest good 
will and careless indifference. How few there are who are thankful 
to a kind Providence for bringing them to the threshold of another 
year, ami realize that they are given time yet to make a good record 
—it may be, redeem an ill-spent past. With what different feelings is 
this new vear greeted. The successful capitalist enters it with eompla- 
cency, thinking the future will undoubtedly repeat the past, and mil- 
lions accumulate millions till he shall be content to cry, " Hold, 
enough!" The unsuccessful business man— no matter in what line — 
hopes the new year may wine out bis misfortunes of the one just closed, 
and braces himself and all his energies Eor a fresh race with fortune. 
Tin- society leader glances at her list of social triumphs and meditates 
upon still further eclat in the season about to open. The mother of 
the period looks at the olive brandies which still cluster round the 
parent stem, and notes that some of the girls are showing percepti- 
bly Time's lingers as he passes in bis ceaseless roll, and sighs to see 
the contrast so marked between the eldest and the latest debutante. 
The girls themselves (if "getting on") sicken with hope deferred as 
they view another new year's day of society's treadmill, wherein the 
beaux will call who for so many years have been repeating the hack- 
neyed wish of the hour. The blooming debutante rushes blindly into 
the year's opening embrace, Hushed with the illusions of youth and 
•' eager for the fray." And yet to all, old and young, the new year 
is a ground of hope, which Pope tells us springs eternal in the human 
breast. Allot" us will make resolves— promises— and keep or break 
them as we have in the past. Let us at least look forward with faith 
and trust, be true to ourselves and our better natures, and then, as 
the immortal bard tells us, it follows that " We cannot be false to any 
one." While to those of us who may be spared to see this year's 
close, may we have proved it a season of peace and prosperity, a ver- 
itable happy new year. 

JESTS FROM OTHER TONGUES. 

Correct Aim.— At the club the talk was about the duel between 
Mr. Z. and Mr. P. 

" How many shots did they exchange?" 

"Six." 

" The Devil ! And did they touch each other? " 

" Y-e-s — they shook hands!" 

Delicate Consideration.— Between two Benedicts : " But you didn't 
inform me of the death of your mother-in-law." 

" No. I didn't want to excite the envy of my friends." 

Up to the Times. — During an inundation in the south of France an 
inhabitant of Avignon went about in a small boat from house to house 
distributing the following prospectus: 

" Labrocbet, swimming teacher. Private lessons at pupil's resi- 
dence." 

An Unauthorized Item.— At a restaurant a patron complains of 
the amount of the bill. 

" But what am I to do?" says mine host, with a sweeping gesture. 
" You can't have magnificent* mirrors and rich ornaments like these 
unless you pay for them. You can't have frescoes and genuine gilt 
for nothing." 

The patron responds phlegmatic ally : " Let the waiter remove them 
then: I didn't order them." Eric Tayne. 

Reception Chairs. 
We are overstocked. Five hundred various Patterns. Must be sold by 
January 1st. Chadbourue's, 741 to 745 Market street. 



There is always room at the top. This is especially so in a beer glass 
after the froth has been blown off by a gentleman whose wife uses Madame 
Rachel's Bloom of Youth, which is the finest cosmetic iu the market. 



The conversion of Paris into a gcaport by a large dlrecl wati 
to the ocean i- al lusl being i idered by the Municipal 

Council, Many plans h -ufiv and Vauban 

originally mooted the idea, two centuries and-a-bat) ago; but I 

the fire I time the scheme has beetl thoroughly worked out in all de- 
tails, and formally taken under Bideratioa. It Ifi now proposed to 

utilize the Seine from Havre to Paris, but, as the river winds conttn 

nally. to cut canal-, w tthoul locks, ;it tin- longest be lid 8, and 90 make 

the route straight and shorter. Thus ild paea from Havre 

through Tancarville, Rouen, Mantes, Creil, Uaison and A.ani< ■ 
the capital, the distance being curtailed from 228 to i il' miles. The 
' construction i- put at $200,000,000, and an annual revenue of 
$15,000,000 would cerUunI} be produced by the passage. Vourt ''<<■ 

rttUw. 

ii=TSXTia^.isrcE- 



UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Principal Office 416 California Street 

(CALIFORNIA LLOYDS.) 

Capital $ 750,000 

Assets, Over 1,000,000 

The Leading Fire and Marine Insurance Co, of California. 

ofrckks: 

GUSTAVE TOUCHARD. President [ N. G. KITTLE Vice-President 

J AS. D. BAILEY Secretary. 



RANKS ALLI-TNE OLD RELIABLE 

MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. 



A. B. FORBES. 

GENERAL AGENT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST, 
214 SANSOME STREET. 



[Sept. 4. 



ANGLO-NEVADA ASSURANCE CORPORATION OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

FIRE AND MARINE.— Capital, Fully Paid, $2,000,000. 
OFFICE, 410 PINE STREET. 

Directors: 
Louis Sloss, J. B. Hoggin, J. Roscufeld, J. L. Flood, G. L. Brauder, J. \V. 
Mackay, W. F. Whittier, E. E. Eyre, E. L. Griffith, J. Greeuebaurn, W. H. 
Dimoud. 

G. L. BRANDER President. 

J. L. FLOOD Vice-President 

C. P. FARNFIELD Secretary | J. S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

Bankers— The Nevada Bank of Sun Francisco. Pec. 5 . 

Phoenix Assurance Company of London, England [Establs'd 1782.] 

CASH ASSETS, $5,266,872 35. 

British-American Assurance Co. of Toronto, Canada [Estab, 1833.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,343,908 54. 

Western Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1851,] 

CASH ASSETS, R 357, 326 39. 

BUTLER & HALDAN, Gen'l Agents for the Pacific Coast. 
413 California Street, San Francisco. 

"AGGREGATE ASSETS, $46,000,000. 

London Assurance Corporation of London [Established by Royal 

Charter 1720.] 
Northern Assurance Corporation of London [Established 1836.] 
Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool [Established 1857.] 
Connecticut Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. 

ROBERT DICKSON, Manager, 
WM. MACDONALD, Ass't Manager. 
S. E. Cor. California and Montgomery Streets. Safe Deposit Building. 



THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSORANCE COMPANY 

[ESTABLISHED 1871.] 
FIBE J^JSTJD HYCA-DRIIsriE]- 

PRINCIPAL OFFICE 218 AND 220 SANSOME STREET 

San Francisco, California. 
A J BRYANT, CHAS. II. CUSHING, RICHARD IVERS, 

President. Secretary. Vice-President. 
Board of Directors— Peter Donahue, Jas. Irvine, C. D. O'Sullivau, R. 
Harrison H H. Watson. H. Dimoud, G. O. McMulliu, A. J. Bryant, Fisher 
Ames c' F. Buckley, D. Callaghau, M. Mayblum, Richard Ivors, L. Cun- 
ningham, II. W. Scale. _ Sept. 20. 

THE SWISS MARINE ASSURANCE COMPANIES COMBINED. 

SWITZERLAND of Zurich— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. HELVETIA of St. 
Gall— Capital, 10,000,000 Francs. BALOISE of Basle— Capital, :..000,000 Francs. 
These three companies are liable jointly and severally for all losses that 
may be sustaiued. Losses made payable in all the principal seaports of the 
world In the settlement of all claims under an English policy, these com- 
panies will strictly adhere to the conditions and customs adopted at Lloyds 
and submit to English jurisdiction. HARRY W. SYZ, Agent, 410 California 
treet, San Fra ncisco. [June 9.] 

THAMES AND MERSEY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY (Limited) 

Of Liverpool, London and Manchester. 

Capita, Subset... 1 f, °iTooo°0 

Capital Paid Up l^nAnn 

Reserve Fund (in addition to Capital) ?' ™'?„? 

Total Assets July 1, 1886 5,476,595 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 
[June 5. | 308 Pine Street, San Francisco. 



10 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



CRIME CULTURE. 

Crime has doubled in the United States in proportion to popula- 
tion in each of the last four decades. There were in the State Pris- 
ons of the country in 1850, 6,7-37 prisoners; in I860, 19,086; in 1870, 
32,901: and in 1880, 59,258. The foreign population of 13 percent. 
furnished 22 per cent, of the criminals; so that the native population 
furnishes now more than three times the number of criminals that it 
did in 1850. Not more than one-fifth of the whole number of law 
breakers are in prison at one time, so that there were, in lssu, :-jno,nun 
criminals. The total police expenditure of the country for the same 
year was equal to $2,000 per criminal. In brief, the penal system is 
a failure: total— complete. Instead of deterring from crime, the 
whole country is cultivating crime: cultivating it with a high degree 
of success. The figures do not lie. Our Eastern States now raise- 
home production— three criminals for every one they grew when our 
Pioneers were setting out for these shores. Perhaps California itself 
is not by much the worst on the list of criminal breeders. 

Less than forty-eight percent, of American convicted criminals ap- 
pear to be native born. Out of a list of 51,845 convictions, the United 
States contributed 24,511; Ireland 16,349; Germany 5,272; and other 
foreign countries the rest. In proportion to population, in this par- 
ticular case, the ratios of convictions were 15 Germans, to 16 Ameri- 
cans, to 23 other foreignors, to 32 Irish. The list covers offenses of 
fighting and disturbing the peace. If confined to the more serious 
offenses, perhaps the snowing would be less unfavorable to the Irish. 
But those minor offenses come from drunkenness, and we shall see 
that alcohol is the most potent single factor as a cause of crime of a 
higher degree, and especially of hereditary criminality. (2). The 
record of the National Prison Association shows that .SO per cent, of 
criminals who reach the state prisons are city born and bred ; of the 
remainder, nearly all are town horn. (3). After alcohol, poverty is 
the apparent efficient cause of crime. Of all the commitments in 
our cities about one-twelfth are of girls under twenty or of boys under 
fourteen. Most of these grow up into full-blown criminals. In New 
York there are 71,332 families or 285,000 individuals involved in men- 
dicancy or dependence. 

Some thousands of girls go to the bad every year because they can- 
not keen soul and body together at sewing machines. These, at any 
rate, deliberately choose going to the bad rather than going out to do- 
mestic service, where they would be well fed and well paid. At a 
reasonable estimate (not a guess) there is room in the United States 
for 900,000 of these without glutting— probably without lowering- 
present wages for this class of labor. So we need not waste too much 
sympathy over this self-sacrifice of the virgins to the Minotaur. (4) — 
Some city statistics show an appropriation of $300 for the mainte- 
nance of the criminal and pauper class (apart from the cost of the po- 
lice and courts) against $375 for schools. (5)— A distinct type of 
criminality is that by heredity; it is ranked by some scientific ob- 
servers as next to alcoholism in the number of its victims. In this 
type a craving for notoriety is notable. The socialistic type of face 
and this type present strong resemblances. The same type was dis- 
tinctly recognized among the Molly Maguires. The adult hereditary 
criminal is of doubtful curability. His offspring must be caught 
young if it is to be reclaimed. This criminal tendency in these be- 
ings is stimulated and developed by their herding together. 



THE NEW YEAR— 1887. 



At this present writing the sands of the old year have well nigh 
run out, and the opening hours of 1887 are close upon us. We may 
well part with 1886 with regret, for it has been of much promise and 
not a little fulfillment to both our State and Nation, ft ha- brought 
more than an average of substantial progress, without any serious 
drawbacks, afflictions or calamities. There have been nowars.no 
famines, no commercial panics, no plagues, no catastrophe to cause 
unusual loss of life, and nothing to seriously interfere with labor or 
its products. Industry has reaped a fair reward. Both home and 
Eoreign markets have been reasonably good, and nothing has tended 
to hinder a proper increase of wealth, or to retard the expansion ami 
elevation of our national life. To California thepast year has brought 
much that is good. The completion of competing transcontinental 
railroad lines has settled the vexed question of fares and freights, 
lias given us cheap transit, has opened up new markets forour fruits, 
wines and other products, and has started us ahead on a new, and a 
sure ami certain course of increased .prosperity. The year's harvest 
was bountiful. The soil, tickled by the husbandman's industry, 
laughed into plenty. Our corn has gone to feed the hungrv of less 
favored lands, and has yielded us a fair compensation for our labor. 
Our wine has been sent far anil wide to make gl id the heart of man, 
ami with a taste of its quality, orders are pouring in upon us For 
more. Our honey has overflowed so copiously that it lias seemed as 
if the "busy bee" was never so busy anywhere as here. Our gold 
and silver mines have done fairly well in adding their usual quota to 
the world's purchasing power, and at this moment they are big with 
promises of increased productiveness in the near future. Foreign 
commerce has increased, manufacturers have enlarged their area of 
operations, and industry generallv has been rewarded. All this is 
well. It is a good record which 1886 leaves behind. Parting with the 
old with regret, we are introduced to the new under auspicious cir- 
cumstances. There are no reasons visible at present win* the new 
should not do even better by us than the old. There are no evil 
omens in sight anywhere around the visible horizon. The signs are 
all remarkably good. The indications are that there will be quite a 
revival of trade and commerce. Our country is at peace, and will 
continue so. No burning domestic questions bother us. The labor 
difficulty, at worst, is only a matter as to how profit shall be di- 
vided among ourselves. Whether labor gets a larger or a smaller 
share the sum total of the whole will remain the same. The usual 
and natural increase of wealth will go on, no matter how narrowlv 
or widely it is distributed around. The New Year, therefore, dawn's 
upon us auspiciously. There is every reason to welcome it, and en- 
ter upon its labors with hope and courage. In that belief the News 
Lettbb greets its readers and wishes them a very happy New Year. 



AS TO NATURALIZATION. 
The privilege of suffrage is a trust^not a "right " in any proper 
sense of the word. Every person allowed to vote is a trustee of 

f>recious interests. Caution is nowhere more needed than in the se- 
ection of a trustee. The immigrant does not need the trust of suf- 
frage. He has the right to acquire property and to the advantages 
of our schools. There is no civil right that he does not enjoy in com- 
mon with native born citizens. The time has gone by when hasty 
naturalization is necessary to attract immigrants, if it ever existed. 
The unstimulated increase of our population is sufficient for all the 
Country's needs. These do not now, at any rate, require us to give 
aliens participation in our legislation, in the choice of our judges 
and in the conduct of our schools. The well being of a people is 
measured by their intelligence, conscientiousness and obedience to 
law. These qualities are American "institutions" that will not be 
developed by the hasty adoption of foreigners, many of whom have 
even the language to learn. Very many cannot read any language, 
and have neither time nor disposition to fit themselves for American 
citizenship. What is the process of naturalization? Most of the ap- 
plications are made before State courts in our cities. The men are 
sought out by agents of political parties, and brought in great num- 
bers into the courts. The court and counsel fees are paid by the 
party that has bargained for the votes. We saw the Henry George 
managers last month naturalize 6.C00 of these political cattle in New 
York in a few days. The witnesses to prove the residence of the ap- 
plicants are produced by the agents. Very often the same person 
vouches for scores on the same day. Tlie Brewers Association of 
New York claims to own 35,000 of these votes. At the session of the 
Association two years ago the suggestion was made by one of the 
speakers that if the brewers would see that all the foreigners in their 
employ took out naturalization papers, they would, no doubt, " cast 
their vote properly." This association took credit to itself for the 
defeat in 1883 of Mt. Maynard for Secretary of State of New York. 
Two years later the American element upset these foreigners, horse, 
foot and dragoons, and put them under an excise board appointed by 
an American Mayor, which has brought them to what may be called 
a realizing sense of their position. 

MONOPOLY METHODS. 

There is a prevailing feeling that wealth has an undue influence 
in our public affairs. Election expenditures are regarded as legiti- 
mate which are beyond the power of any but the rich. There is jeal- 
ousy of financial power because it has done mischief. There is no 
blind or senseless enmity to enterprise or its rewards. The voter 
who knows that corporate franchises are given and not paid for has 
a keen sense of their abuses. It is getting to be thought that repre- 
sentative bodies have too little sympathy with or regard for interests 
that are merely popular and not " influential." The suspicion is be- 
coming general that the class of people who administer the course of 
affairs have taken to themselves its benefits. And even granting 
them to be the wisest and best, it is suspected that, being human, 
they perhaps govern not in the interests of the multitude but of the 
good and the wise. If this class is also the rich, it is conceivable that 
it should govern in the interests of the good and wise who are also 
rich. A dumb man has a poor chance of getting all his rights in this 
world. In a country like ours, the press is the public voice. It is 
seen that a large part ot the press is owned by the rich— (they 
may still be good and wise); it is suspected that the larger part of 
the rest is hired by the rich— (good and wise, no doubt); and when 
this press is found clamoring for something — especially if it clamor 
with much unanimity — a suspicion is abroad that its zeal is not alto- 
gether for the poor, the feeble, the dumb. There is scarce a rich 
man's paper in America — there is no employer's paper in America — 
but calls for tariff taxes to be laid for the good of the workingman. 
It is kind on the part of the great thus to do battle on behalf of their 
humble, toiling neighbors. Save in this one behalf, they appear to be 
nearly indifferent to them. It is a strange-zeal. It remains to be ac- 
counted for. The hovering hawk is become a mothering hen. Her 
tenderness for the nestlings, who grime their lives away in her mines, 
is beautiful. What a farce it all is! And what a poor devil a work- 
ing man is, after all ! If he is getting " protection " (with a vengeance) 
it is clear he needs it. 

BERKELEY AGAIN. 
The friendships a man makes that last him through life are those 
he makes at college. If these are formed at an Eastern college and 
the man is to live in California, there is the end of most of them. 
Thirty years from now the alumni of the State University will, if all 
goes well . direct the public opinion of California, and in this sense 
will rule the State. " You will find it of the first importance in life 
to know personally those wdio are carrying on the business of the 
world, so much depends upon the character of an individual, his 
habits of thought, his prejudices. Ins social weaknesses, his health. 
That has made the fortune of Lord Palmerston." We quote from 
Earl Beaeonsfield ; his words are no less applicable to the smaller des- 
tiny of a State than to the destinies of Europe. It will be a good 
thing for any Californian fifty years of age in 1910 to have personal 
knowledge of the Berkeley men of 1880 to 1890. It will have been of 
use to him during all the interval. It will do him little good of this 
kind, to know the men of any Eastern university for these same or 
any other four years. He will not be imposed on by spurious, news- 
paper-made reputations of the men of "his time." He will have them 
somewhat gauged as they work toward the fore and begin to get on 
top. This is no imaginary or fanciful advantage. It is just such an 
advantage as may give the turn to a man's own career. Returning 
to the friendships spoken of in the opening line of this paragraph. 
Life is the better worth living for them. For all these reasons our 
best young men ought, to unite themselves to our own university. 
The time is past when just and sufficient reason will warrant their 
preferring the older universities. That choice is now a mistaken one. 
The best hope for a healthy future, a well-informed public opinion, 
a real public spirit in California rests as on its corner-stone, on the 
State University. The same public spirit now will wisely express it- 
self by adopting that institution as the alma mater of youth who ex- 
pect to live and die citizens of California. 






Jan. I. 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



11 



TOWN CRIER. 

"Hear the Crier'" "What the devil art thou.'" 
"One that will play the devil, Mr, with y.ni." 



As Governor of this State, Mr. Bartletl will have an opportunity 

tn atone f..r the sins he WOS "inclined to " as Mayor 01 this city. 

These were sins of demagogy. During the present week, for ex- 
ample, he has been palavering with committees of street-railroad 
.strikers, representing " constituenctea " of rioting roughs. His sense 
of his official duty in times of turbulence, danger and disorder is 
shown by his acting as go-between for the rioters in their com mu- 
oications to the officers of the roads. Mr. Bartleti is represented to 
have been exceedingly anxious to effect a settlement of the matters 
in dispute— which, I venture to remind him, were none <>i" his busi- 
ness. The matter in whieh this man's activity might decentlv and 
profitably have been, and lawfully should have been, employed was 
the protection of the lives niid property of citizens against the crimi- 
nal conspiracies and assaultsfol the men of whom lie was making him- 
self the spokesman. It was his statutory duty to go among these 
men and disperse them— which he could" have done with a Bingle 
speech. And it wouldn't have made any difference what the subject, 
was. 

With lifted hands , Lone Mountain's giant cross 

Stands in the sky against the Western splendor. 

(A ship beyond is playing pitch-and-toss: 

She hugs (shins all are feminine in gender) 
The shore — then hekly turns away to Sod 
Another shore to suit her altered mind). 
Ahoiit the foot of that tall rood are spread 

The simple mound and pompous mausoleum — 
Three several republics of tne dead, 

Whose citizens love peace — you'll never see 'em 
Assail a street -car passenger with stones, 
Nor brain a woman with their marrow bones. 
Not even in Potter's Field the pauper crew 

E'er go on strike to get a fair division 
Of monumental fame. (It they but knew, 

Their barren paddock is a Field Elysian, 
Compared with many an imperious tomb, 
Where deafening odors clamor in the gloom.) 
The dead intimidate no Sandlot Judge, 

Nor was it ever their besetting sin to 
Scare burly Sheriffs. Faith! I'd not begrudge 

That cross the necks if it were fashioned into 
A double gibbet, on one arm to bear 
A rioter, on t'other one a Mayor. 
Long live the dead! Since they prefer to live 

Within the law, it is a monstrous pity 
That early legislation did not give 

Them the authority to rule this city. 
Here's to their health ! and may their tribe increase — 
Recruited from the Heads of the Police. 



A committee of the House of Representatives has formally repro- 
bated the unparliamentary habit of spitting in the ventilators, but 
confesses itself unable to account for the practice, each honorable 
member being provided with a cuspidore. Clearly the committee is 
not addicted to mental analysis, or it would have discerned in this 
unlovely habit an outcome of some of the most refined and noble 
feelings of the human heart. However bitter may be the antagonisms 
of interest and ambition; with however fervent a flame the animosi- 
ties of polities may burn and bicker in debate; though the hurled- 
back allegation Hy with however free a wing, darkening counsel — yet 
deep down among the finer sensibilities is heard the still small voice 
of moderation, forbidding an unclean cusnidore's retaliatous Might. 
Effete dynasties of the Old World may rail from crumbling thrones, 
and tottering despotisms may mock, but it is one of the glories of re- 

Cublican government, which calumniation cannot defile nor the 
reath of slander tarnish, that in Freedom's halls of legislation the 
warring factions fight with clean cuspidores and spit in the venti- 
lators. 



They say that Waiter Turnbull's signed 

A true renunciation 
Of title, rank and every kind 

Of military station. 
Fired by the example and inclined 

To equal abnegation, 
The people humbly are resigned 

To Walter's resignation. 



The local sky-pilots of the Metbody persuasion execute periodical 
pow-wows, at which each pow-wowant delivers his niindy of that 
wherewith it is in labor. Recently the matter in discussion was the 
character and morals of a lady— some time wife to the late Mr. Cain. 
These scandaling old bucks, I am pained to say, went so far as to ac- 
cuse her of being her children's aunt. Devil grill their gizzards! is 
no woman's reputation safe from the clacking of their tongues? Will 
they not even spare the dead? Whatever may have been Mrs. Cain's 
faults of disposition, and accepting their own account of her, nobody, 
at least, can say that she was not a good mother to her little nephews 
and nieces. The preacher who attacks her is no lady. 

It is hardly fair to censure anybody for the rotten condition of the 
whaler Atlantic : if she had not gone all to pieces the moment she 
grounded her drunken crew, confined below, would not have been 
liberated. As it was, all were instantly set free, and those who were 
too limply drunk to swim out to sea were thrown on the beach, cold 
sober, but not otherwise injured. 



A story comes over tin- wire of an Ottawa man who, finding him- 
self indebted to a woman for nursing his wife and pre 
widow for the grave, squared the account by marrying thai ini 
portunate creditress within eight days, entailing censure. It wan 
quirk wort , yes, but l know an instance of matrimonial celerlt] thai 
beats ii hkc a deer. In Day ton, Ohio, in the year ISAM, a woman fell 
dead iii tin- street, and tne body was carried iuto the house ol a 
widow, where, after the inquest, ft remained ami was by her " laid 
out." Nexl day the bereaved husband arrived and prepared to re- 
move the remains. Having no money to pay the widow'- exorbitant 
bill, he promised to marry her. she accepted the compromise, but 
held the body as collateral security, threatening n " scene." So the 
man married bis second wife in order to burv bis first. I am Sorry 
to add that for this net of i.-nder and chivalrous devotion to the dead 

and the living alike this worthy man was baled from his habitation, 

and by the struggling moonbeam's misty light elaborately pitched 

and Hedged. 



The day is cold and dark and dreary; 

It rains and the sidewalks all arc smeary; 
The stock -lis! clings to the mouldering wall 
And there isn't a "buy" among 'cm all, 

And I'm blue and' bad and sneer y. 
Be Still, sad heart! and cease repining: 
'Tis the mineless persons way or mining. 
Thy fate is the common fate of all 
Qafoota who are long before a fail- 
Some ducks must be lame and weary. 



The holy man who preached the funeral sermon of the late Virgil 
Williams bewailed the fact that the artist's genius was subject to cer- 
tain limitations, he having had no conception of the relation of art to 
religion, "in which all arts culminate." Now, holy man, go thy 
ways, and let us have lasting surcease of thy bosh. Virgil Williams 
knew nothing about religion — you know nothing about art. In re- 
spect of other matters the advantages are not so evenly divided : you 
have the misfortune to be alive— a calamity for which, although I 
point it out, I am nowise blamable, inasmuch as 1 am not a consent- 
ing party. 

Representative J. Floyd King, of Louisiana, having failed of re- 
election, will not serve out his term in " the halls of legislation," and 
has gone to Mexico. His constituents, imperfectly satisfied with the 
effect of their " decision at the polls," think upon him with disesteeni 
as an enemy to the beneficent principle of rotation in office. Where- 
fore this uncommon man comforts himself by affirming his exemplary 
promptitude in submission to the will o' the people, averring with 

warmth that if they don't want him in the future he'll bet' n 

d d if he wants them in the present. I reach out a long arm of 

approval and pat him on the back. Bravo, J. Floyd King! 

A deal ol \uifair criticism, has been blazing and thundering in the 
newspapers, anent the inefficiency of the Life .Saving Service out at 
the Beach; yet the Superintendent testilied that when the steamer 
Alexander Duncan went ashore on Mile Rock, on September 8, 1885, 

at 11:20 f. m., a surf boat was dispatched to her assistance as stum as 
his people were apprised of the mishap by the next morning's news- 
papers. The plan of conducting a life-bout service in connection 
with the public press is one of those noble conceptions which serve to 
distinguish the human mind from a nesting hen. 

" Sir Knight" GeorgeW. Northrup, the genius who drilled the 
De Molay " commandery " of " Knights Templar," and commanded 
it when it won first honors in San Francisco, is now insane, and it is 
proposed to elect him Supreme Splendoring Corruscator. It is feared 
that if his claim to that office is not allowed he will found a new An- 
cient and Honorable Order among the inmates of his asylum , and 
possibly seduce the Rev- O. C. Wheeler from his allegiance by offer- 
ing him the position of Anointed High Liar— the Knights Templar 
do not anoint. 



A St. Louis girl has died of hydrophobia from the bite of a pup 
only two months old. The frankness of that little beast is worthy 
of all praise; it makes no pretense of madness— the insanity dodge 
is too stale and discreditable to meet the approval of its infant mind ; 
and there being no reason for delay, it begins business forthwith, as 
soon as its eyes are open so it can see where to bite. When the plea 
of insanity shall have become so disreputable that no decent dog will 
urge it, we may hope its use will be confined to Lawyers. 

Great Logan's dead— we bury his remains 
In silent sorrow by the side of Blaine's. 



" An official order," says a Washington telegram, " will probably 
be promulgated January 1st, extending the jurisdiction of the San 
Francisco Pension Agency." It already embraces payments to men 
disabled by falling over their own feet while running away to escape 
the draft; if extended to cover claims for loss of self-respect through 
cowardice in battle it will be a pretty broad jurisdiction, and a great. 
convenience to many of the shining lights of the Grand Army. 

A pious and enlightened local contemporary is greatly concerned 
about the barbarous treatment of Europeans 'in the large Chinese 
towns. Barbarous treatment is no name forit: they are subjected to 
the horrible indignity known in the Chinese tongue as Bo-yoot-ting I 



A cow-county newspaper would like to have a post of the Grand 
Army of the Republic established in its town, but doubts if there arc 
enough old soldiers living there. What the devil have old soldiers to 
do with the Grand Army of the Republic? 

"There is no business in the world," says the Bulletin, " which can 
be carried on successfully in the face of a loss of fifty per cent." 
How about driving a water-cart, old man? 



12 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



MAG'S LETTER. 

Dear N. L.: In the first place let me wish you a happy New Year' 
'n then let little Mag say with every one else what a perfectly lovely 
Christinas number you gave us. The whole town 'a talkin' about it 
'n the beautiful pictures, 'n everybody wants to send one to their 
friends to show 'tin the Park 'n the* Palace, 'n so forth. The Judge 
got real riled at me the other eveuin'— he was a sayin' 't the title 
page was just perfect 'cause America had the world at her feet — 'n I 
up 'n said, " yes, but it's '/""";/ America, 'n not the old chaps." But 
really 'n truly it's a splendid idea *t Liberty's light 's only shinin' 
where Dncle Sam holds the torch, 'n mighty true, too, (Bartholdi's 
BtatOO notwithstanding Ain't the holidays been just glorious! Such 
u right merry Christmas 'n so many festivities. There was trees, 'n 
dances, 'n big feeds till you couldn't rest, but I guess 't the old boys 
just topped 'em all. Did you hearabout it? Well, I reckon 't I'll tell 
you, 'cause you see the "old Judge he was kind o' boss o' the whole 
proceedin', 'n he was describin' it all to us. It was intended just for 
the old boys tneirselves, 'n it was real comical the list o' presents on 
it. I can't remember half of 'em, but 's far 's I can, here they are: 

My French teacher always says its correct to say place aux dames 
when you begin a thing, (can't I write French real nifty?) but I 
reckon 'tthis deal I'll say place to riches, 'n so commence with Mr. 
Flood, whose present was a el'gant chamois bag, with $10 marked on 
it. A Emery bag to sharpen the diamond drill. It was made by a 
lady 't every year has a new conceit. Mr. Brown, o' the California 
Bank, had a pen 'n ink sketch o' Gardiner's assets, all bound in board 
(o' Brokers). Mr. Schmieden's gift was a el'gant cut glass bottle o' 
cam line. Buss Wilson got a exquisite edition o' Mother Goose's 
Melodies, illustrated by his numerous lady friends. Bob Morrow was 

§iven a beautiful figger representin' a society belle. (The kind o' 
ummy 't he prefers about this period, I reckon.) Governor Low 
had a lookin' glass in a antique Chinese frame with back action, so 's 
he can see hisself like others see him. Scrivener, o' the London 
Bank, had a brand new suit o' clothes o' extra stiff stuff from En- 

fland. (You see the presents was useful 's well 's ornamental.) 
'rank Newlands was sent a view o' the Senate in Washin'ton, done 
in perspective principally, lleub. Lloyd a lovely pair o' slippers with 
Althea s card. But you* bet he aint a goin' to put his foot in 'em (or 
it). Old man Tyler a order for the Alms House durin' his retire- 
ment. General Barnes a celebrated case o' champagne. (He says 
his pains aint no sham, though some of 'em come from a celebrated 
case sure enough.) Jim McCord was sent a box o' cigars. (As if he 
didn't see cars, even in his dreams!) Maurice Schmidt got a new 
switch. (He declared 't 'twarnt no use to him, 'n he guessed he 'd 
give it to some lady friend.) Tom Bell's present was a complete edi- 
tion o' the Annals o' the Foundling Asylum, done in calf. (I bet he 
feels like one when he thinks o' that place.) 

Old man Liming had a real recherche article—his old cook-book 
Eound by a relic huntin' pioneer, but Ned says 't he didn't appear to 
appreciate it a single bit. old Mr. Haggin was presented with the 
book o 1 Love— not Ovid's, but his pretty daughter-in-law's (he's goin' 
to study up the subject in the New Year). Sam Wilson had a edition 
de luxe <>' the Pleasures o J Meui'ry, profusely illustrated from photo- 
graphs in the collection of hisself 'n Gen'l Colton(the Judge says 't 
them pictures is worth seein'). L. L. Baker's present was in the 
jew'lry line — he 's fond o' gems, possessin' already a large collection 
o' stones, some o' remarkable size 'n weight. Col. Hoge also got a 
gem, one o' real purest ray serene, not a bit off color. Mr. Alvord 
got a bottle o' lacteal fluid — Ned says the milk o' human kindness — 
('taint everyone 't gets what they most need, is it?) William T. 
Coleman was sent a magnificent Christmas cake, made with Royal 
Bakin' Powder — (he always takes the cake). Jim Coleman got a 
plant from the High School girls in memory o' Arbor Day— (girls, he 
aint worth a cent on *' plants," 'n he don't care a Continental for 
tender ones). Senator Fair had a miniature train (not a railroad 
one— but one o' material for new ties). John Mackay, a cable chain, 
the links brightened by his friends' good wishes— (warnt that real 
sweet ?) 

Webb Howard was presented with a pair o' slippers 't won't need 
paddin' for the next minuet; Hall McAllister a small copy o' Whit- 
tier's poems, sent by a lady friend to hang on the tree"; old John 
Benson a piece o' music called " I Cannot Sing the Old Songs " (I 
reckon 't his friends wish 't he couldn't) ; Raphael Weil, a cute idea, 
a French verb done up in satin 'n lace, tied with French kisses; Geo. 
Bonny a lense from Mount Hamilton, so 't he can see everything at 
once. Frank Pixlcy was given the game o' " Pope 'n Pagan." (I 
guess 't he's A. No. 3 at it already)- Henly Smith was the recipient 
of a new white drivin' coat. (He needs it, 'cause the old one's begin- 
nin' to look shabby). 

The young men warn't forgotten either, for Ed. Sheldon got a keg 
0' Spreckels 1 best gulden syrup, with a card sayin' to " lay it on 
thicker next year." He declares 't while he ain't got no objection to 
golden things, he says no mo(re)lasses for him. (He's gettin' real 
Southern in his way o' talkin' ain't he?) What's the matter with 
Ed.? Have the girls gone hack on him? Carry Friedlander had a 
big edition <>' Longfellow, which, I guess, '11 find its way up Nob Hill. 
Al. Bowie was sent a niysterious-lookin' box, which every one was 
seared about, fcarin' 'twas dynamite, 'n what on top o' this earth do 
vnu s'|.ose was in it? A widdah's cap. Did you ever! He's had 
Ints set for him, but I guess this is the first vwuly sent. The Hicks 
lmvs got holiday editions o 1 " Little Men." (Ned says 't they've been 
tryin' to carry out the title 's well 's they knew how, 'n its a reward 
o' merit). Ed. Greenaway'a book was *' The Whole Duty o' Man." 
Ed. says the spirit is willin', but the flesh is weak. What on top o' 
this earth does lie mean by that? 

Young Eyre got a mouchoir case o' handkerchiefs, 'n, would you 
believe it, he got furious, 'cause he thought 'twas a kind o' reflection 
'bout bein' in the nose-wipin' stage of existence. Hugo Toland got 
nursery rhymes, done by his ma, ('s if he aint been brought up on 
'em). 

But, my gracious, I can't begin to recollect half o' them— you can 
imagine the rest. Now, don't you believe 'tit must a been a real 
el'gant sight that old boys tree all lighted up? 'n what do you s'pose 



they had perched on top for the Christmas angel but one o : the 
Kiralfy ballet girls. This delicate attention, 's Ned called it, was paid 
to the old fellahs in return for their immense patronage 'n donations 
o' lace durin' the recent lace ballet, Ned says the biggest fun out was 
the different rehearsals they had to the Club, ©' puttin' the angel in 
position, all in costoom (not the old boys, but the angel), the old fel- 
lahs catchin' on for fear the skirts 'dcatch fire from the tapers, or 
the wings get singed. No wonder they tried several times, is it? They 
do say 'tone evenin' after a pretty generous supply o' champagne 
punch, 'tone o' the recent minuet dancers 'n a premiere, danced the 
Can-Can, but I dare say it's gossip; they wouldn't do such things, 
would they ? 

Well, I'm bopin' now for a real stavin' New Year's Day. 1'p to 

's, the other evenin', the winimeu was tryin' to make the men 

promise to call early 'n often, 'n I think it's a real shame if they don't 
after the girls fixin 'emselves up so nice. You 'd actually think the 
way 't they responded (the men, not the girls), 't they was doin' a 
favor by showin' theirselves makin' a call. Lots o' us girls 's been 
makin' New Year's resolves, 'n p'raps I'll send you a list of 'em. 
They say 't after New Year's there's agoin' to be lots o' fun. I reckon 
't the Floods '11 give that long talked of house-warnun' ball, 'n there 
's a whisper o' lots more. Just think o' the fossils to the Cosmos Club 
goin' to have one! I tell you 't the old chaps is gettin' right lively. 

How do you like the new wrinkle o' lunch bills o' fare havin' the 
family crest on 'em? The Old Judge says 't the great riddle o' the 
day is, " What is the family crest, anyhow?" I never can under- 
stand more 'n a quarter what he means he 's so awful deep. Like, 
for instance, the other evenin' he was indulgin' in his usual tirade 
against the wimmen, sayin' 't in the days o' his sisters 't 'twas 's much 
's wimmen 'd do to look up when the gospel about the great lesson o' 
pardon was read out by the parson; but nowadays they'll flock to the 
theatre to see not only the New Magdalen, but will actually witness 
Taken in the Act 's well. What on top o' this earth do you s'pose that 
he was drivin' at? 

The matrimonial market don't appear to be doin' the rushin' biz- 
ness 'tit promised early in the season, but look out if an engage- 
ment aint declared soon between one of a fam'ly o' brothers 'n the 
oldest o' three sisters— a sort o' link between San Rafael 'n 'Frisco. 
They 've always had a sneakin' regard for each other, but they do 
say 't its a sure pop this time. Another on dit (excuse my French) 
is 't that British chap 'ts got such a uneasy head 's mashed on the 
pretty matron's dumpy daughter, 'n still another is 't little old man 
Bergin 's caught at Last, 'n the girls has been after him so long, too. 

Well! Reub. Lloyd 's left, 'n he 's worth half a dozen o' the other 
chaps. I do wish 't he'd smile on little Mag— (but don't say 't I told 
you so, for gracious sake). 

Well, I guess I'll say ta ta, 'n close as I begun, wishin' you a awful 
happy New Year 'n lots of 'em too. Mag. 




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Jan. I. 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



V, 



BIZ. 



Tiif year of 1886 has been one of oonsidenible progress (com- 
mercially HpeakinR) upon the Pacific coast Immigration, has been 
notably large, especially in Southern California, t" which thousands 
have been attracted by the soft, mild climate, where the citrus fruits 
ami flowers abound in great profusion. Farms have been disposed 
of k> settlers, large ranches having bean cut and divided up to suit 
all tastes, and those given over to the cultivators ol the vine, Orange 
orchards, etc. ; the desert has thus been made to blossom as the rose; 
permanent improvements have been made; towns and villages have 
sprung up lik<- magic; expensive hotels have been erected in many 
hitherto barren and deserted localities ; extensive factories have been 
erected andothcrsprojected for the drying and canning of fruits upon 
a grand scale* thus giving employment to a large number of car- 
penters, masons and builders in general. The Lumber trade has thus 
been vastly augmented, giving employment to a large Beet of coast- 
en and other sailing craft. The drying of Raisins has become an im- 
portant Interest of itself, to say nothing of the vast increase of the 
Wine product of the State. The shipment of Oranges, Lemons, 
Grapes, etc., Eastward, has already become of vast extent, and yet 
these products of the soil are to be greatly augmented in the near fu- 
ture, to say nothing of other choice declauons fruits, both green and 
dried, that are sure to tind an appreciative market upon the Atlantic 
borders of this continent, and to an almost unlimited extent. 

The canning of Salmon has becomes very valuable interest upon 
tin- coast, and i> Likely to be greatly increased in the near future. 
Our tanners o( Peaches, Tears, Plums, Jama and Jellies, Tomatoes 
and other fruits and jellies have already built up a world-wide repu- 
tation for their superior goods, and this, like other interests men- 
tioned, are as yet hut in their infancy, though in successful operation. 
Our Woolen mills are being conducted With success and vigor, and 
bo, also, are our Cordage and Bag factories, etc. We have already 
got the largest and most extensive snip yards in the United States— 
that of the Union Iron Works, winch is now engaged in huihling 
ships of the largest class and meeting with deserved encouragement 
from our Government. Other needed factories are in successful op- 
eration in tins City, and, in short, we make almost all kinds Of goods 
here, and are becoming one of the largest manufacturing States in 
the union. 

Coffee Imports during the year 1886 have aggregated 130,000 hags 
from all sources, being some 20,000 hags less than" for the year pre- 
ceding. Prices have ruled high, and the stock at date is light. Sugar 
Imports have been large, greatly exceeding those of any preceding 
year in our history, the Hawaiian Islands sending us the bulk thereof. 
Trices have ruled low all through the year. Rice Imports from China 
have been large, but the Hawaiian crop was lighter than usual, call- 
ing forth increased receipts from Louisiana and the Carolinas. Trices 
of all kinds rule low. Tea Imports have been up to the full average 
of Past years, prices ruling low. 

We note the following freight engagements at the closing of De- 
cember: Ship North American, 1,584 tons, Wheat to Liverpool direct, 
£1 5s.; ship Elizabeth, 1,773 tons, Wheat to Liverpool direct, HI r>s; 
Br. iron ship Glenfmai t . L530 tons. Wheat to fork, Havre or Ant- 
werp, £1 10s.; Br. iron ship Glen m org, L576 tons, Wheat to Cork, 
Havre or Antwerp, £1 10s. ; Br. iron bark Carleton, 1,299 tons, Wheat 
or Flour to Cork, £1 10s.; Ger. bark Werra, 932 tons, Merchandise 
to Hobson's Bay (private); Italian iron ship Macdairwudt, 1,500 tons, 
Wheat to Cork, Havre or Antwerp, £1 17s. Gd. (chartered prior to 
arrival); Br. iron ship Lowther Castle, 1,824 tons, Wheat to Cork, 
Havre or Antwerp, £1 17s. Od. (chartered prior to arrival); Br. iron 
ship Siren, 1,482 tons, Wheat to Cork, Havre or Antwerp, £1 17s. b'd. 
(prior to arrival); Br. iron bark Durisdeer, 9S0 tons, Wheat to Cork, 
Havre or Antwerp, £1 17s. (id. (chartered prior to arrival). 

Imports for the closing week of the year embrace the following: 
Pr Alameda, from Sydney, 1,271 ingots Tin, 177 cs. Opium, 81 cs. 
Seeds, etc.; from Honolulu, per same, 800 bags Rice, 1,281 bchs. Ba- 
nanas, etc; from Liverpool, per Chas. Cotesworth, 0,735 sks. Salt, 
500 pkgs. Lime, 7,092 bxs. Tin Plate, and a large amount of chemi- 
cals, etc. ; per Sutherlandshire, from Newcastle, Eng., 400 tons 
Coke, 2,500 bbls. Cement, 54,000 Fire Bricks, 787 tons Coal, 589 sks. 
Paris White, etc. ; per San Bias, from New York via Isthmus, 000 cs. 
Soap and a large amount of manufactured Iron : from Central 
America, per same, 1,538 bags Coffee, 5,130 bags Sugar, etc.; from 
Gilbert Island, 380 tons Copra; from Antwerp, 1,400 pkgs. Lime, 177,- 
780 coils Steel Wire, 3,500 bbls. Cement, 800 bbls. Flour of Sulphur, 
8,684 cs. Glass and a large assorted cargo Mdse.; from Legeip, 173 
tons Copra, lso Pearl Shells, etc.; from New York via Isthmus, per 
San Juan, 5,20s kegs Nails and a large amount of heavy goods; from 
England, 150 pkgs. Prunes, 120 cs. Cheese, etc. ; from the Orient, per 
City of New York, 4,857 pkgs. Chow Chow, 25,818 mats Rice, 1,711 
pkgs Tea, 191 pkgs. Coffee, 198 pkgs. Curios, etc. ; in transit per same, 
to go overland, 1,782 pkgs. Tea, 930 pkgs. Silk, etc. ; for British Co- 
lumbia, per same, 400 mats Rice, 78 pkgs. Tea, 345 pkgs. Mdse.; for 
Central and South America, per same, 1,900 mats Rice, 200 pkgs. 
Mdse., etc.; per Br. ship Galatea, from Hongkong, 14,500 mats Rice, 
1,500 cs. Nut Oil, 1,210 rolls Matting, 127 bales Calcutta Gunnies, 250 
bales Gunny Bags, 200 pkgs. Gamlner, 94 bdls. Rattan, etc.; per the 
O. it O. steamber Belgic, from Hongkong, 20,282 mats Rice, 2,107 
pkgs. Tea, 200 cs. Nut Oil, etc. ; also, in transit per same, to go over- 
land, 5,015 pkgs. Tea, 974 bales Raw Silk; also, 0,372 mats Rice and 
22 bales Raw Silk, for Central America and British Columbia. 

The exports to China, per Gaelic, hence December 21, included 
0,491 bbls. Flour, 17,009 lbs. Ginseng and General Merchandise- 
value, $07,524, also in Treasure, $534,597; to Japan, per same, 033 
bbls. Flour, 0,205 lbs. Sugar, 8 tons Salt and Merchandise— value, 
$15,749, also in Treasure, $190,000; to Manila, per same, 375 bbls. 
Flour and Merchandise— value, $1,933, and to Saigon 275 bbls. Flour 
— value$908; to Sydney, per Zelandia, 27,454 lbs. Broom Corn, 600 
pkgs. Codfish, 788 Doors, 13,441ft. Moldings, 4,444 cases, 100 barrels 
and 150 half barrels Salmon, 224 reels Wire and Merchandise — value, 
$42,239; to Auckland, per same, 250 cases Salmon, 10 flasks Quick- 
silver and Merchandise — value, $3,701; to Honolulu, per same, 207 



nkgs. Fruit, IH2 i i i< ■ , 1 Gonernl Merchandise value, 

1 '". The same ship carried in transit 

eOOcasi ! . etc. value, (3,000: to BHgo, pel Br. bk. Eu- 

rooa, 19,150 bbls. Flout value, 970,473; to La Paz, per tchi Emma, 
1,573 I!--. Bread, 200 hkjgs. Groceries, etc. value, f 1,303; t«. New 
York, per 8an Juan. 5,000 pkgs. Asphaltum, 22,432 lb-. Coppei I i 
ent, 10,055 lbs. Hair, 9,K«2 lbs. Mustard Seed, uloion, 



tils. W'me, 0,730 11- . Wo.. I value, $11,023; to Central Aim 

Flour, 1,100 trails. Oil and Merchandiw value, 
Panama, per Hume, lOv bbls. Flour, 08,691 lbs. Rice, Ifil 



J'er same, I ... 
113,997; to Panama, per same, ion 

cases Potatoes and Merchandise value, $0,500; to France, per same, 
1,590 lbs. Beeswax, etc. ; to Philadelphia, per same, 325 cases Salmon; 
to Rhode Island, per same, 328 cases Salmon value, $1,040; to Liver- 
pool, per ship George 11. Skolfield, G,324 cases and l L0 barrels Salmon, 
40,089 lbs. Honey, 148,018 lbs. Borax, 103,683 lbs. Tallow. 3,800 cases. 
Canned Fruit, etc.— value, (128,003. 
The market is now well supplied with California Oranges, Lemons 

and Limes of superior quality. Strawberries arrive daily, aiul Ap- 
ples and Other Fruits are abundant for the season. 

Wheat and Flour exports combined sin.-e .Inly 1st aggregate 150,000 
tons, and which will be increased somewhat before the opening of 
New Year's. Our receipt* of Wheat and Fhmr combined for the sea- 
season to date for past two years thus compare: 1885, 0,407,488 ctls. ; 
1886, 11,206,180 Ctls. The present spot price of Wheat is *l I7'..l" 

¥1 G2KVcti. 

The Salmon pack of 1886 approximates the following: British Co- 
lumbia, 163,000 cs.; Alaska, 130,000 cs. ; California, 35,000 cs. ; Colum- 
bia River, 470,000- other rivers of Oregon and Washington Territory, 
50,000 cs. 

HOW TO MAKE MONEY. 
No matter in what part you are located, you should write to Hallett & 
Co., Portland, Maine, and receive, free, Information about wort you can do 
and live at home, at a profit of from $5 to $25 and upwards dally. Some have 
made over $50 in a day. All is new. Capital not needed. Hallett & Co. 
will start you. Either sex: all ages. Those who commence at once will 
make sure of suug little fortunes. Write and see for yourselves. 



The Emperior William in many ways sets a good example of econ- 
omy, both publicly and privately. Here is one of them. It is pretty 
well known that the Emperor uses a second time nearly all the en- 
velopes of the documents addressed to him. One of these bearing 
his autographic superscription, was recently seen by a correspondent 
of the Concordia, who writes about it as follows: Privy documents 
sent to the Emperor from the Ministers and Imperial offices are put 
unfolded into the envelope, which bears the inscription, "To his 
Majesty the Emperor and Ring." The name of the sender appears 
in small letters in the left-hand lower corner of the coyer, as, for in- 
stance, " Foreign Office," etc. The flap of the one in question was 
closed with red sealing wax. In opening it, the Emperor had care- 
fully torn it open close t-> the wax, and after perusing the contents, 
he had folded the Hap so as to make it long enough to cover the orig- 
inal seal, resealed it with his own hands, changed the word " To " 
into " From," crossed oil' the address of the sender, and directed it to 

" Privy Cabinet Councillor v. W — ." This economy is one of the 

characteristics of the Ilohenzollern family. — Court Journal. 



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41 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



EUROPEAN GAMBLING PLACES. 

Rome, December 4, 1886.— Yes, I am in Rome. The fogs and 

snows of last year frightened me so much in anticipation for this 

year that I determined to spend this Winter in a milder clime, and 

so I came to Rome. "All roads lead to Rome," says the old proverb, 

which proved true in my case, for I took a circuitous route, which at 

more than one time seemed to run away from the place I was moving 

tn. Thus, I went to Nice and Monte-Carlo, and learned all the sys- 

, terns to win surely and certainly at least twice in one day— which, as 

old Blanc used to say, was enough to make any one's fortune. Did 

j I make my own ? No. Why ? Because I did not play. I will write 

! a "Book of Systems" one day, however, and then it will not be my 

I fault if all the world does not make a fortune! Am I not philan- 

I throt.ic. 

While I was at Monte-Carlo I was disappointed with the place. It 
i has evidently been over-puffed. The grounds are pretty, but no pret- 
tier than any other public gardens. The Casino is rich, but not so 
rich as the Casinos of Spa, Ems, Wiesbaden, Baden-Baden, Ham- 
burg once were. Besides, if the place were a desert and the Casino 
were a hovel, it would matter little. People would rush there just 
the same for the gambling. That is the attraction of the place, and 
every thing else, however beautiful, passes unheeded. Nothing is 
thought of, nothing is said, nothing is done which does not begin and 
i end in play. People who live in Monte-Carlo forget every thing else 
I — forget even themselves for play. They scarcely give themselves 
[ time to eat, so eager are they to return to the Roulette tables! What 
I matters it whether they live in a sumptuous villa or in an attic of a 
[ tenth-rate hotel? They are never there, excepting to sleep; all their 
time is spent in the Casino rooms. During; the hours that the 
Casino is open there is not a soul to be seen elsewhere. At the ut- 
j most you will see a few stragglers on the terrace listening to the band, 
but these are the people who are native residents, or who have a 
business or a profession in the place, and who are thus not allowed- to 
| go into the rooms. Deeanes, also, who have lost all their money and 
may be waiting for a fresh supply, these are likewise seen sitting 
about the grounds. You know them by the rueful expression of their 
countenance, and they are many ! 

In the rooms you see every man or woman, whether playing or not, 
with a card in their hand, on which they mark the game. These 
marks guide those who play, as, curiously enough, certain figures 
generally follow certain figures, and old, experienced players can gen- 
erally win once or twice during an hour it they wilt. 'And if they 
would only be satisfied with winning twice they would never lose more 
than they win. Unfortunately, few people are satisfied with winning 
once or twice during a day, and that is the reason of their losses. Old 
Blanc used to say that he would give a premium of 100,000f. to any one 
who would be content to win only twice a day. He knew too well 
what gamblers are, and could well afford to make the offer. There 
are persons, however, especially people who live in Nice, who treat 
gambling as a business and go regularly to Monte Carlo every morn- 
ing and by playing a certain quiet game manage to earn enough to 
live in comfort — sometimes luxury — all the year round without doing 
anything else. But these are few and have grown old in years and 
experience in gambling. They never lose their presence of mind. 
Neither good nor bad fortune can make them lose their presence of 
mind nor induce them to change their system. It is very funny to 
see every one with a card and pencil in hand marking; down the 
game. 

Loud talking is forbidden in the rooms— and who dreams of talk- 
ing? The attention is too much strained watching and marking 
down the game — and talkers are not welcome to any one within the 
rooms. Those who wish to talk must go into the hall or onto the ter- 
race outside. Within the rooms there is one thing only to be done — 
gamble. There are professional markers, also, who earn about teu 
or twenty francs a day marking for others, who are too idle to mark 
themselves. There are also professors who teach their systems to 
novices and even keep Schools of Systems. Other "Professors " of- 
fer to play /or novices, with the novices own money. But these are 
not always to be trusted. There are many, also, and especially 
ladies, (?) who sit at the table without having a single cent of their 
own, but they take care to sit by the side of some male "player" 
who has plenty of gold in front of him, and thus contrive to have a 
few louis " advanced " to them. Many of the women who thus ac- 
cept, nay, seek, this novel kind of loan of fortunate players, are 
mostly well, even elegantly, dressed. They also live by gambling, 
ami at other people's expense. 

if there be a " School tor Scandal " in this world, it is certainly at 
Monte Carlo — there, according to every one, you hear every one else 
is either a blackleg or, in the other sex, what I will not mention. 
Every one, at the best, has a history, in which there is, at the least, 
one black page. I am alluding to the old re-ident gambler, not to the 
passer-by, who visits Monte Carlo merely out of curiosity, and who 
risks a sum or sums on the tables, merely for a lark, as Gordon Ben- 
net! did last Winter. He threw the maximum three times running 
on a color. By three times running it won. To the fortunate all is 
fortunate. He gave his winnings to the poor, I believe. These in- 
stances of good luck arc few, however, ana it more frequently hap- 
pens that player, even a casual player, loses. Some, who threw 
down their first louis for fun, finish by throwing down their last louis 
in despair. The player knows when, how he begins, but he does not 
know how or when he may end. Too frequently, also, a casual play- 
er, who began with a careless, indifferent laugh, becomes the habitual 
player, with care and misery written on every line of his prematurely 
wrinkled face. I had an old man pointed out to me, who must, cer- 
tainly, be verging on a hundred years of age — some say he is over a 
hundred. He is bent almost in two; he cannot walk; he has to be 
half carried to the table; he is half paralyzed. Yet, there he sits, 
without moving, from the time the tame begins to t,he time it closes. 
There are people who remember seeing him at the Hamburg Casino 
—when they saw him he looked as old and as decrepid as he does 
now. Gambling is his life, the Casino his home, the cards his re- 
ligion. 

Then there is a young girl who went there, for the first time, but 
a few months ago. She was young, fair, accomplished and rich 



when she made her first appearance into those fatal rooms. Now 
she is old-looking, care-worn; her accomplishments are neglected 
and her riches gone. Her family has done all it can to reclaim her, 
but fate is now riveted to Rouge et Noir. Once, a philanthropic Eng- 
lishman paid her journey back to her own country, and even sent his 
eourier with her, to see that she really went there. Six weeks after- 
wards she returned. "It is useless," she said, " I feel I must die 
here; I cannot live elsewhere! " 

Another old lady, who went there merely to see what the place was 
like, with no intention to play, played and has remained there ever 
since! She finally took all tlie capital she had, sold all her bonds, 
shares, houses, etc., and is now playing herself to beggary as fast as 
she can. She lives in an attic, lives on a crust of bread and cheese, 
and dresses in all the old toggery she brought with her years ago in 
order to save every dollar she has for the gambling table. Another 
lady, who lost all she once possessed, is now seeking out a livelihood 
by giving lessons. But I could fill the paper with instances of this 
kind. Their name is legion. In some cases the fall of these poor 
decants assumes a comic form, as that of a French marquis, who be- 
came a crossing sweeper, and as such is still to be seen. He says he 



was never happier than he is now, and that he never knew r what real 
joy was till he bought a watch with his savings as a crossing sweeper! 
Nay, you cannot do him a greater pleasure than to ask him what time 



it is ! He will then take out his watch and tell you, not only the 
hour, but the whole history of the watch and his life at Monte Carlo. 

No one who persists in seeking big gains can win. He must lose in 
the end, whatever his capital may be. Only those who can content 
themselves with winning once or twice during the day, can expect to 
win, and even these require a large capital with which to begin, in or- 
der to bear losses when they come, and to continue till good fortune 
returns, which, under a careful system, it is bound to do in time. But 
the real inveterate gambler is never careful, and therefore is his ruin 
certain. 

Enough, however. When I began this letter I intended merely to 
touch on Monte Carlo — to mention it en passant only. But there is a 
witchcraft even in its name, which keeps us as enchained to it, on 
paper, as it does when the foot once touches its soil. "Lose all hope, 
ye, who enter," might well be written on its gates, for hell itself can- 
not be more cruel in its grasp. Madame de St. D s. 

THE POLICE COURTS. 
Our Police Courts are m many respects the most important crimi- 
nal tribunals in the city. Their importance was always considera- 
ble, but it was greatly increased by the new Constitution, which rend- 
ers a committal by a Police Judge necessary to the presentation of 
an accused person for trial by the District Attorney. Some of the 
most vicious and criminal offenders manage to evade exposure and 
escape punishment through the peculiar influences and atmosphere 
that pervade the Police Courts. The very portals of those so-called 
Temples of Justice too often smell aloud with noisome obstructions, 
whilst their inner recesses are poisonous with purchased favoritism, 
vile corruption and nastiness generally. There the shyster battens 
and fattens on a condition of things that is well nisrh indescribable. 
There favored policemen fix things after the fashion set them up 
stairs. One man is pursued unrelentingly, and often by perjury and foul 
means, whilst another and worse rascal is favored with straw bail, and 
the witnesses against him are permitted to scatter to the four winds 
of heaven. These things are known to the newspaper reporters, hut 
they keep silence because they must. They could not get the police 
news if. they were given to exposing things. Knowing that there was 
little hope of a reform of this condition of things so long as the Po- 
lice Judges were nominated by the Bosses and elected by the influ- 
ence of the police, we were glad to see that the charter makers pro- 
posed that the Judges of these Courts should be appointed by the 
Governor. The idea was an excellent one. Such officials should not 
be elected or voted for by the criminal elements. They should not be 
indebted for political favors to the men whom it is their duty to pun- 
ish. The Governor is not only the highest authority in the State, but 
he is the farthest removed from purely local influences. It is well 
that the Police Judges should be appointed rather than elected, and 
it is better that the Governor rather than the Mayor should appoint 
in these cases. We regret to discern that the charter makers evidence 
signs of weakening on their own proposition. It is sincerely to be 
hoped they will stand firm for so undoubted a reform. If they do not 
it will not be difficult to tell the influences that have perverted them. 

HENRY C. HYDE, 

ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR - AT - LAW. 

MICROSCOPICAL EXAMINER 

Of Handwriting, Inks, Papers, etc., in the Detection of Forgeries, 

Counterfeits and Imitations. 



41 V/i CALIFORNIA STREET, San Francisco. 



April 17 



FRANKLIN P. BULL, 



ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 

Rooms 6 and 7. 234 Montgomery Street. 

[June 19.] 



J. TOMKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 

Bet First and Second, San Frannsro. One Block rom Palace otel. 

BtF" Carriages and Cabs at Pacific Club, No. 130 Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery and Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at .stable espe- 
cially for calling. Turnouts to rent by the month. VeHicles of every 
description at reduced rates. Telephone No. 153. 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY. 

No. 310 Sansome Street, : : San Francisco 
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FURS. 






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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



15 



SEVERE AND IMPRESSIVE. YET JUST. 
Tin* papers from the Australian Colonies contain lengthy reports 
mi tin- trul. conviction and sentence ot nine young men charged with 
aiding, n betting and participating in a felonious oasauh upon a girl 
•-■. whom they hud decoyed into a lonely suburb of 
Sydney and then grossly outraged, ["be igeaof the young men, sev- 
eral oi whom were respectably connected, varied from 1G i<- ' 

Twelve were placed on trial, but as three of them <li«i nol 
"aid or abet" the outrage, though they did nothing to prevent It, they 
were ac |uitted. The other nine were tound guilty, but were recom- 
mended to mercy by the jury on account <>f their youth. This recom- 
mendation the Judge cnose to disregard, and in one of the most 
lengthy and impressive addresses that ever fell from mortal lips, he 
sentenced the whole nine to be hanged. He reviewed the growth of 
hoodtumisin- it is there called lank imam -and gavo the startling 
recortl <>i crime whicb had been insufficiently punished on the svorv 
of extreme youth. He held that this comparative immunity from 
punishment was responsible for a c lition of things thai hod culmi- 
nated in a horror which society could not afford to have repeated, 
and « hiili stern justice must repress at once and forever. The I lov- 
ernorand Privy Council upon appeal, reviewed the whole cose, con- 
firmed the verdict of jury, commuted the sentence of three of the 
accused to imprisonment for life, but permitted the death sentence 
ol the Judge to stand in regard to the other six, who, ore this, have, 
without a doubt, been launched into eternity, it may seem severe to 
some that six young men should be thus out ofl in the beginning of 
their days, as it were. It is Q costly sentence whieh sacrifices six hu- 
man lives, but rightly considered, it is worth nil it will cost. In the 
end it will prove a merciful act. It will save many an innocent one 
from outrage and murder, and it will deter scores and hundreds from 
crimes of uncontrolled passion and violence. If the hanging of a 
guilty murderer result in saving the life of hut one innocent person 
who would otherwise have been killed, the hanging is justifiable and 
proper and beneficial to society. That is not true mercy whieh fails 
to set :i deterrent example that would save half a dozen innocent 
men's lives. The Australian Judge realfzed that the time had fully 
come when a terribly deterrent exampleshould he set, and he did not 
Hindi from setting it, and the community sorrowfully but firmly ap- 
proved his course. 

charter Makers inclined to strike. 

The Cnarter makers are inclined to co on a strike. They seriously 
contemplate quitting work end tying up the business they have in 
hand for at least two years to come. We are not informed as to 
Whether or not they are in favor of an eight hour law, but if they are 
not, they ought bo be, judging from the example they have set. They 
have workea npon an average about one-half that number of hours 
per day. and yet have grown sick and weary of their task, and pro- 
pose to postpone its completion to a more convenient season. We 
sincerely trust they will do nothing of the kind. They took the job 
with an implied, if not an expressed, understanding. They were to get 
through the business in time to submit their work to the Legislature. 
They knew in advance what they had to do, and ought to have done 
it. They wasted much time at the beginning in discussing useless 
abstractions, or their work had been completed by this time. Their 
task was really not so very difficult as is supposed in some quarters. 
The work had been gone over by others. If they had been content 
to lake the preceding charter and amend it in the few particulars in 
which it was found amenable to criticism, they could have got 
through their work within a week. They did not do that; but even 
pursuing the course they did, they could, by hurrying up things, 
have been through by this time. And even now there is no reason, 
except a lack of diligence and application, why they should not meet 
public expectation ami complete their job according to the under- 
standing under which they were appointed. Let them devote longer 
hours to what they consider a fair clay's work. If that will not suf- 
fice, let them divide up into relays and keep the business going night 
and day, if necessary ; just as other workmen do when they want to 
tret n contract finished by a particular time. It will be little less than 
a calamity to compel this city to hobble along another two years 
without a street law and other needed legislation. Where there is a 
will there is a way, as the charter makers will surely discover, unless 
they are bent upon goin^ out on a strike, with about as mich reason 
for their action as usually actuates the striking fraternity. 



The demands of the holiday season have been very large, and yet the 
ureal assortment of curios and works of art which are to be found atG. T. 
Marsh & Co. 's Japanese Art Repository, No. 625 Market street, does not seem 
to he in anywise diminished. 

The Imperial Photograph Gallery, No. 72412 Market street, always 
gives its patrons complete satisfaction. It turns out first-class pictures in 
a short time, and it is fitted up with every reasonable convenience for the 
accommodation of those who visit it. _ 

Messrs. J. M. Litchfield & Co., the well-known Merchant and Military 
Tailors and Outfitters, No. 415 Montgomery street, are now prepared to exe- 
cute orders with the greatest dispatch. They have a grand stock of materi- 
als and employ an artistic cutter. 

The California National Bank will opcu its doors for business, at its 
new offices under the Palace Hotel, on next Monday. The new institution 
commences business under the most favorable auspices, and its success 
seems already assured. 

A grand display of Japanese Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, Aspara- 
gus, Peas, String Beans, Mushrooms, Utah Potatoes, and an infinite variety 
of other rare delicacies, are to be found on the stalls of Brown & Wells. 



IIoHDAy Gifts.— Pebble Specs and Eye Glasses, $3.00. Midler's Optical 
Depot, 135 Montgomery street, near Bush. 



H. W. Patrick, Teacher of the Piano, N. E. Cor. Taylor and Turk. 



M. J. FLAVIN & CO., 

924 to 928 Market Street. 

Are showing an immense stock of Woolen 

Underwear, representing the best qual- 

ities of Eastern and Domestic Goods. 



Manufacturers of Fine Underwear ! 



GREAT I X L, 

924 TO 928 MARKET STZR-DEET, 
Next the Baldwin. foot SO. 



ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

OPHIR SILVER MINING COMPANY. 

Location of principal place of business— 8an Francisco, California, Loca- 
tion of wp*»— Virginia Mining IiUtri.-t. Btorey County, si, f Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given, that at a meeting of the Board of Directors held 
on the 16th day of December, is.*, an assessment (No. 52)of 60 cents per 
share was levied upon the capita] stock of Hie corporation, payable Imme- 
diately ill I 111 toil States Hold coin, to the Secretary at the office of the C - 

pany, Room 4, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, Sau Francisco 
California. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 
Eighteenth day of January, A. D. 1887, will be delinquent, 
And advertised for sale at public auction, and unless payment is made be- 
fore, will be sold on MONDAY, the SEVENTH day "f FEBRUARY 1887 to 
pay the delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and ex- 
penses of sale. E B. holmes, Secretary. 

Office— Room 4, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Kran- 
cisco, Cal. [Dec. 18. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 



The German Savings and Loan Society. 

For the half-year eading Dec. 31st, 1886, the Board of Directors of THE 
GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY has declared a Dividend at the 

rate of four and thirty-two one-hundredths (-1 82-100) per cent, per a mi 

on Term Deposits and three and sixty ouc-liniidredlhs (8 60-100) percent, per 
annum on ordinary deposits, payable on anil after the 3d day of Jan., 1887. 



Jan. l.j 



. paya 
By order. 



GEO. LETTE, Secretary. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

San Francisco Savings Union, 

532 California street, corner Webb. 

For the half year ending with 31st December, 1S86, a Dividend has been 

declared at the rate of four and one-half (4M) per cent, per annum on Term 

Deposits, and three and three-fourths (3%) percent, per annum on Ordinary 

Deposits, free of taxes, payable on and after Monday, 3d January, 1JW7. 

Jan. l.J LOVELL WHITE, Cashier. 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation. 
The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the ANGLO-NEVADA AS- 
SURANCE CORPORATION will he held at the ofliee of the Corporation, 
No. 410 Pine street, San Francisco, Cal., on 

Monday, the 10th day of January, 1S87, 

At the hour of 3 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of electing a Board of Direc- 
tors for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of such other business as 
may lawfully come before the meeting. 
Jan. l.J G. L. BRANDER, President. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 



The California Savings and Loan Society, 
Northwest Corner Powell and Eddy Streets 
For the half year eading Dec ember 31st, is*n, a dividend has been declared 
at the rate of four and one-half (4'.,) per cent, per annum on Term Deposits, 
and three and three-fourths (3%) per cent per annum on Ordinary De- 
posits, free from taxes, payable on and after January 3d, 1887. 
Jan. 1.] VERNON CAMPBELL, Secretary. 



J. B. Paekman, Late with Madison & Burke. 

G. H. Umbsen, Lute with Madison A Burke. 

J. H. IIurd, Late E. W. Woodward & Co.. Laud Agents. 

HURD, UMBSEN & CO. (Successors to C. W. Beach & Co,), 

Real Estate Agents and Rent Collectors, 

Houses Rented. Insurance Brokers. N° 1 Montgomery St., San Francisco 

Branch Office— S. W. Cor. California and Fillmore. Personal attention 

given to all business entrusted to us, and full charge taken of property. 

Farming Lands ami Kauches for sale in all parts of the Stale. [March '.iu.] 

TT WILHOIT & SONS, 

SEAECHEBS OIF EECOEDS, 

Real Estate and Loan Agents, 

|April3.J Stockton, San loaguin County, Cal.. 234 Main Street. 



HALL'S SAFE AND LOCK COMPANY, 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

HALL'S PATENT SAFES, BANK LOCKS and 

VAULT WORK, STEEL JAIL CELLS, 

[April 3. J 213 and 215 California Street. San Francisco, Cal. 





16 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND Jan. 1, 1887. 


PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco, California, tor the 
Week ending December 28, 1886. 

Compiled from the Records of the Commercial Agency. 401 California Street, S. F. 


De HAVEN'S 

DYSPEPSIA DESTROYER! 
ID. ID. ID. 

A SAFE AND CERTAIN CURE 

FOR 

SICK HEAD-ACHE, BILIOUSNESS, 

INDIGESTION, COSTIVENESS, 

DYSPEPSIA AND LOSS OF APPETITE! 

For Sale by AH Druggists. 


Wednesday, December 22nd. 


GKANTUK AND OKANTRB. 


DESCRIPTION. 


PRICK. 


M J Roberts to s .! < :uiiuingham 

Sav & Ln Soc to John Hoole 

John Hoole to Edwd II Juater. 
David Sleeker to Susan Bishop 
Behrend Joosl toJno Barry 
Same to Bartholomew Hurry 


Nw Bryant, 155 sw 3rd, sw 20x80, be- 
ing iu i00-vara84; subject to a mort- 
gage Of ?1,600 

Ne Howard and 16th, e 65x110, being 
in M B 33 

S Broadway, 112:6 w Montgomery, w 
■± r \ s 137:6, e 5:6, n 67:6, w 20:6, n 70 
to beginning 

S Montgomery Court, 137:6 w Montg'y 
st, s 47:6 x l- 45:6— 50-vara 9 

S Sacramento, 197:6 w Franklin, w 


% 2,400 
10 

8,250 
5,000 
5,125 
1,000 
1,0.50 
1,900 
30,000 


Sw Caroline, 120 se Folsom, se 25 x 
65— M Bl 

Sw Caroline, 95 se Folsom, se 25x85— 
M Block 1 

Ne 10th, 145 se Folsom, se 25x100, be- 
ing in M R 1 

Nw Market, 25 sw City Hall avenue, 


Michl Flood to Geo T Marye Jr. 


Thursday, December 23rd. 


WHITE ASH STEAM COAL, 

FROM GREEN RIVER MINES. 

The Best Steam Coal ! The Cheapest Steam Coal ! 
NO KLINKER, NO SOOT, 

And Less Ash and Smoke than Any Other Coal ! 

BLACK DIAMOND GOAL MINING COMPANY, 

Dec. 25.] S. E. Corner Spear and Folsom Streets. 


Juo V Marty to li n Lowentbal 
Louise Forster to F C (Oeebauer 
Behreud Joost to P W Commins 
Geo Hildebrandt to M Strippel. 
Emelie Heller to Behreud JoOBt 
Behreud Joost to Juo W Quick. 

EHztb V Traylor to C II Becker 


E Baker, 30 n Grove, n 25x121:10, be- 
ing in W Addn528 

W Chattanooga, 25 u 25th, u 25x110— 
II Addn64 


$1,250 

5 

2,200 

10 

5 

4,200 
10,225 


Se Folsom, 105 ne 10th, ue 25x95, be- 
ing in M I) 1 

E Elgin Park, 150 B Herman, s 25x75- 
M R 22 

Se Folsom and 10th, ne 206x220, being 


Se Folsom, 80 ue 10th, ne 25x95; ne 
10th, 95 se Folsom, se 25x100, being 


Sw Fulton and Fillmore, s 68:9x137:6 
— WAddu366 


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Heats the Water to 212°. Saves from 25 to 50 per cent, in the Amount of 
Water Used. 

Illustrated aud Descriptive Pamphlet Forwarded on Application to 

Llewellyn Steam Condenser Manufacturing Co., 

330 Pine street, San Francisco, Cal. [Sept. 11. 


Friday, December 24th. 


Catb Howatt to Beuj Healey 
T Mclneriiey to C Hawxhurst. 
L B Mastick et al to I E Davis 
Jos Bauer to Amanda Bauer. 

Jas B Dillon to Juo P Gayuor. . . 

Louis Crayon to S Engelbrecht. 
Perry J Smith to Win Hicks. . . 
C I> 'Sullivan to Adam Grant 

Adam Granl to A May ward .. . 


Ne Eeker, 72 nw Mission, nw 26x48— 

100- vara 1 

Lots 25 to 28, block 26, being iu Haley 


$ 5 

1,098 

365 

5 

5 
10 
5 

R 

27,750 


Lots 18 ami 20, Section 23, Northern 
Addu to Masonic Cemetery 

Ne Folsom and Moss, e 25x80; subject 
to a mortgage of $700 

Ne Deetb st and 2nd ave, n 114:1, ue 
140, s 130, w 137:6 to beginning— 
in O L 72 

Sw 9th, 225 se Bryant, se 2 r »xl00, be- 


E Athens, 75 feet n Brazil avenue, 
1175x200 

Nw 5th avenue and Fulton street, □ 
500, w 240, s530, e 240:6 to beginning 
— <» L845 

Same 


Black Diamond House 
CO^L 7 

From Green River, Washington Territory. 
It is a true Bituminous Coal, and is 

THE BEST COAL FOR DOMESTIC USE 

Ever brought to San Francisco. [Oct. 10. 


Monday, December 27th. 


J Rosenthal el al to Annie Swift 

ASteiuberger toD J Murphy.. 

S Abrahamson toELichtenstein 
Eliza T Grosh to D J Murphy. 

Win R Swaiu tu T A McKinnon 

Behrend Joost to Michl Healey 

Same to Nathan T Smith et al. . 
Same in Neils John sou and wf 
Same tn Peter W Norton . . 

Benj Hill and wf l<> l'atk McKey 


W Ootavia, 21 n Oak, n 18:8x68:9, be- 

N PoHt, 112:6 w Pierce, w 25x137:6, be- 
ing in W Addu 429 

Assignment for benefit of creditors. 

N Post, 112:6 e Scott, e 5x137:6. being 
iuWA429 

S (in in. Ill :9 e Buchanan, e 39:9 x 


* 5 

5 

1 

5 

1,100 

1,'JOU 

5,800 

1,900 

950 

25 

10 


Ne 10th, 170 se Folsom, se 25x100, be- 
ing in MB 1. . 


THE GIANT POWDER CO. 

OFFEK ■ 

Nobel's Dynamite, Nobel's Gelatine, 
Nobel's Gelatine-Dynamite, Judson Powder, 
Caps and Fuse. 

BANDMANN, NIELSEN & CO., General Agents. 
Dec. ii.] 30 California Street San Francisco. 


S cor Folsom and Caroline, sw 55x95 
— M R 1 

Ne Mitb. 120 se Folsom, se 25x100, be- 
ing in M R 1 

Sw Caroline, 170 se Folsom, se 25x85— 
M BloeTl 


E Devisadero, 75 u Page, n 25x106:3— 

W Addu 144 

Ne Bryant ave, 200 nw Bryant st, nw 
25x75— 100-vara 293 


Tuesday, December 28th 


i [enry I lasebolt to Geo Brown 
JasTBoyd to .las F Wendell... 

.1 F Taylor to Mary E Rldgcwaj 
G B Cevaseo to A.dele S Garcln. 
Aaron Meier to ii ii Bancroft 
W N Hawley to M F Hopkins. 
Anno Johnson to K Q Brownlie 

Ada M Jobson to Oliver II Bakei 

G W lliukel to Henry Krebs J] 


i ;:tci: " l w Oitavla » ■ S! xl20— 
W \ddn 189 


*1,200 

3,250 
700 
10 

8,000 
100 

1,500 

10 
5 


G. WOOLRICH, 

Commission and Forwarding Agent, Mazatlan, Mexico. 

Agent for Pacific Mail S. S. Co., Royal Mail S. P. Co., The Marine Insur- 
ance Co. and Lloyds of Loudon. 

A residence of 34 years on the west coast of Mexico enables me to offer 
useful services and large experience to intending Investors and owners of 
properties for the purchase and sale of mines, lauds, etc., iu Binaloa aud 
adjoining States. 

Merchandise and machinery forwarded to the interior and all commis- 
sion business trausacted with care and punctuality. [Oct. 2. 


W Church, 125 n 15th, n 25, w 81:5, sw 
88;5, e 110:8 tobeg; se Market, 205 
sw Church, sw 25x100, being in 
Mission Block 97 

S Hill, 165 w Valencia, w 10x114, be- 


E Shotwell, 90 n 21th, n 22x100, being 

Nw Stevenson, 175 sw 3rd, sw 20x70— 

100-vara 25 

Nw Bluxome, 460 ne 5th, ue 25x120— 

SB IS 

w san Jose avenue, 26:9 n Duncan st 

u 25:10, w 73, sw 2:3:5. se 2:6, se 68:! 

to the beginning, beiug in Horner's 


GENUINE ENGLISH MILKWEED, 

FOR THE COMPLEXION, 

LiijUi<l nud Powder, iu Four Tiuts — White, Flesh, Piuk and Cream. Fines 
Article yet produced, 50c, 76c. and $1.00. Sold only at 

Edwin W. Joy's Pharmacy, 

Sept. 25. | 852 MARKET STREET, Cor. Stockton, San Francisco. 


N Union, 211 e Mason, e 13, n 137:6, « 
S3, v 68:9 tn the beginning, being in 
50-vara 406 

E Raker, 105:1 s Sacramento, s 27:6 x 
1 82:6— WAildn 581.... 












Jaa 1, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



IT 



NOTABIL.IA. 



"Whan I hear stories of odd prayers," said a certain Colonel, "1 
always iliink ol one I beard offered by an old darkey down on Ship 
Island during the war, He prayed. '0 Lord, ranshach de wort' all 
ober "ii a white horse fend gib us all charity like bounding braaa and 
■ simple Uoglel' " —Botkm Record, 

A chicken which waa hatched by steam must feel aa though ii were 
entering upon a second childhood when it is put Into the pot to be 
parboiled especially by a cook who does not know thai there is a 
grand collection ol Table and Pocket Cutlery to be found at Will & 
Pinck'a establishment! No. 818 Market sweet; also Ladies 1 and 
Oents' Toilet Cases, Rotors in sets, Siiver-Plated Ware, etc. 

Canon Farrar says : "Don't go to the rear, young man." This is 

excellent advice, provided the young ooan is driving a mule; but if 

I rafted in the army t«> fignt for his country, and would rather 

be a live coward than a dead hero, the rear is the lust place by a large 

majority." — Dram'a Magazine. 

A feverish thirst that cannot be quenched by water may he allayed 
thus: Throw a slice "t" bread upon burning coals, ami when it is 
aflame throw it into a tumbler of w:iicr. This remedy has been test- 
ed and proved excellent: hut no one should on that account forget 
that White, of N". 'ill Commercial street, sells beautiful and well- 
made Hats. 

A woman Can't sharpen a pencil herself worth a cent, hut she can 
get a man to cut his linger and get his hands all black whittling her 
pemil down tor her, and then beguile him into the belief that she has 
reallv done him a favor by a ravishing smile and a tender "Thank 
J ou." — Somervfflc Journal. 

There is a man in the Western Addition so short that he can't tell 
whether a small excresence be has discovered lately is a corn on his 
loot or a wart on his chin, but his wife avers that the Lunches which 
are served at the Original "Swain's Bakery," No. 213 Sutter street, 
are superior to anything obtainable in Ban Francisco. 

That the Eve-and-apple business happened many years since — 
quite early, in fact— the most convincing proof is that Eve was de- 
ceived. In these days a thirteen-year-old girl could play the fool with 
a dozen devils, get away free from harm, and with an apronful of 
pippins, too. — Puck. 

Country Landlord— "Well, you do look pretty well fagged out. 
Come in and eat to your heart's content. Tramp— Thanks, but if it 
is all the same to you, I'd much rather content my stomach with 
some of those pure and unadulterated Liquors which are sold by P. 
J. Cassin & Co., Washington and Battery streets, San Francisco. 

Buxom widow, at evening party— Do you understand the lan- 
guage of flowers, Dr. Crusty? Dr. Crusty, an old bachelor — No, 
ma'am. Widow— You don't know if yellow means jealousy ? Dr. 
Crusty— No, ma'am. Yellow meaus billiousness. —Floral Record. 

Adam was the first man, but if Eve was anything like her daughters 
living in the nineteenth century it did not take him long to find out 
that he occupied seeond place, unless he had his carpets cleaned by 
J. Spauldingtfc Co., of the Pioneer Steam Renovating Works, Nos. 
353 and 365 Tehama street. 

Mrs. Partington, after attending a country church in the Winter, 
remarked that the text was very appropriate, but somehow the par- 
sun did not refer to it in his sermon. The text, as it caught the old 
lady's ears, was "Many are cold, but few are frozen." 

A gentleman writes asking how best to draw on a banker so as to 
havehis draft honored. We would suggest that he draw on him with 
a frontier revolver. The effect will lie electrical, but it will not change 
the fact that the Imperishable Paint, sold by James II. Kelly & Co., 
goes farther than other paints. 

Poison-oak cured by Steele's Grindelia Lotion. Twenty years' ex- 
perience has proved this remedy to be a specific. Apply immediately 
after returning from a picnic excursion, and the dread eruption will 
be prevented. James G. Steele & Co., 635 Market street. 

"I suppose," observed McSwilligen, "that if the President were a 
drinking man he would have to give that up when he got married." 
"Not at all," replied Squildig, "he would still be allowed to get Fol- 
som times." — Pittsburg Chronicle. 

It would take a man 3,000 years to read all the standard works; 
very few men, however, care to devote so much time to reading, so 
long as delicious Eastern Oysters are sold at Nos. 08 and 69 California 
Market. 

The statistical fiend has figured out that 120,000,000 worth of pies 
will be made before Christmas. This is a great country for pie-eat-y. 

—Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. 

Christmas stockings are very expensive affairs with a man of large 
family ; and fathers who are financially embarrassed by the holidays 
should go to Uncle Jacobs, 613 Pacific street. 

Where was Moses when the light went out? In the dark. Cer- 
tainly not. There was a little Israel-light there. 

J. F. Cutter's Old Bourbon.— This celebrated Whisky is for sale by- 
all first-class druggists and grocers. Trade mark — star within a shield. 

An exchange speaks of "The Rise and Fall of the Bustle." It 
seems rather early in the year for icy sidewalks. 

— Norristown Herald. 

Jay-Eye-See Liniment is a positive cure for bunions and sore feet. 

Working like a horse— A lawyer drawing up a conveyance. 

■ — The Rambler. 



zpo^zmzieir/'X" seci 




William Wolff & Company, 

105 Front Street, 
Sole Agents for this Renowned Brand of Champagne. 

[Aug. 7.] 

Lebenbaum Bros., 

275 and 217 Sutter street and Polk street, corner California, 
LEADING IMPORTERS OF 

Fine Groceries and Table Luxuries, 

WINES AND TEAS. 



We offer for the season now beginning, the Best Selected Stock in our 
Various Departments, but more especially call the attention of our friends 
to our 

Fine Coffee and Extra Choice Tea, 

IN BOTH OF WHICH WE EXCEL. 



WE ALSO MAKE A SPECIALTY OP 

Fine Household Furnishina; Goods and Baskets, 

[Oct. 23.] 

WM. T. COLEMAN & CO., 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANC/SCO AND NEW YORK. 

—AGENCIES— 

Chicago: London: Astoria : 

91 HICMCAN AVENUE 4 Bishopxgate St. Witlim, Flavel's Hluu-r a- Warnkoiue, 

T.B. McGoveiin, Eugene E. Jones, Jno. F. McGovehn, 

Agent. Agent. Agent. 

We have our Brokers iu every commercial city of importance in the West- 
ern, Middle and Eastern States, and employ a large staff of traveling sales- 
men. We have the hest facilities for the distribution of California Products 
East, and give especial attention to California Wines and Brandies, Salmon 
in barrels, Dried Fruit, Lima and Small White Beans, Canned Salmon, 
Canned Goods, Raisins, Oranges, Barley and other Products. 



H. B. Williams. 



A. Chesebrocjgh. 



W. H. DlMOND. 



WILLIAMS, DlMOND & CO. 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 
UNION BUILDING, JUNCTION MARKET AND PINE STREETS. 

Agents for Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Pacific Steam Navigation Com- 
pany, The Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Company, "The California Line of 
Clippers," from New York aud Boston, and "The Hawaiian Line." 

S. L. Jones. E. D. Jones. 

S. L. JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. | January 9. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 

General Shipping and Commission Merchants, 
Nos. 309 and 311 SANSOME STREET, 

San Francisco, California. 



18 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 1, 1887. 



WORLD, FLESH AND DEVIL. 



A census has been fur the first time 
taken of the currier pigeons in Paris. There- 
turn shows that these birds have increased 
ninl multiplied in an astonishing manner, in- 
asmuch as they number 2,500, oi which 1,780 
have received a high training, and can be 
trusted in all weather to go great distances. 
They atseach trained to goto some particular 
locality from Paris, and others to come to 
Palis from different strongholds and great 
towns. 

An Allegan, Mich., merchant keeps 

what lie calls a "thief account." In this book 
he records everything missed, and the first 
person discovered stealing goods is required to 
pay the entire hill to escape prosecution. Re- 
cently a lady was detected stealing a pair of 
50-cent leggings, and she was called on to 
Square the novel account, which amounted to 
$5. — Chicago Grocer. 

-^— The Emperor of Austria has hitherto 
been one of the greatest smokers in his em- 
pire, consuming some 20 cigars daily. Put 
this excessive use of tobacco has injured his 
health, so say the doctors, and lias produced 
l lie facial neuralgia from which he often suf- 
fers. So the Emperor has been obliged to give 
up his favorite habit altogether. 

^— Mrs. Lucy H. Hooper has been investi- 
gating the condition of American girls who go 
to Italy to learn to sing, and who desire to 
show their vocal gilts on an Italian stage. Of 
the hundreds that she has known during the 
last twelve years, some few are making a pre- 
carious living, ill-paid, working hard. Others 
have gone home tired out. 

——Until recent times the marriage of a 
Bishop after his consecration was almost un- 
known. On Thursday, December 2nd. how- 
ever, the Bishop of St. David's— the fourth 
prelate within a very few years — was married 
a second time to Miss Ann Locksdale in the 
parish church of Grassendale, near Liverpool, 
England. 

Two New Haven, Conn., dry goods 

firms were determined to undersell each other 
indisposing of prints called crazy cloth, for 
which eaeli had paid 12 U cents a yard. One 
at last sold the goods at one cent a yard and 
the other reduced the price to live cents for 
ten yards. 

— — A strange case of kidnapping is report- 
ed in a Scotch paper. It appears that a boy 
of five years of age, named Somervil, was sud- 
denly seized with drowsiness on Saturday 
week, and has been asleep ever since. 

— Court Circular, Dec. 4th, 

There are 5,000,000 Indians in Mexico, 

making 35 per cent, of the entire population. 
They speak 35 idioms and <;:i dialects. They 
are nearly all grossly ignorant and live by 
themselves a wild, half-savage life in the coun- 
try districts. 

This is a neat idea ; it occurs in a drama 

—for the million, just now the rage in Paris. 
"Henri, thy star pales." Henri replies, with 
a contemptuous shrug of his shoulders, "Be- 
cause it is afraid of me." 

A Factory is about to be erected at In- 
verness by a French firm, where sprats are to 
be converted into sardines. Three-fourths of 
the sardines that are now sold are really sprats. 

The peppermint, .spearmint, tansy and 

w'orinwood oil crops of St. Joseph and < ass 
counties in Michigan amount this season to 
eighty thousand pounds. 

Mrs. Langtry describes her present tour 

as the best she has ever had, and says she has 
been clearing $5,000 a week since she started 
this tine in America. 

That the average selling price of agri- 
cultural land in England should have fallen 
from H>2 !0 per acre in isy."> to $160 per acre in 
1885 is a startling fact. 

There are no less than thirtv-nine 

morning papers in Paris, not counting a"dozen 
or so of afternoon and evening sheets. 

There is some possibility of the Sebright 

ease being tried over again, by the interven- 
tion of the Queen's Proctor. 

Prince Alexander of Battenbergis to be 

one of the sponsors for his nephew, the infant 
><>n of Princess Beatrice. 



Thirsty gentleman: Where's the bar-tend- 
er ? Bar-tender (freezing): We have no sucg 

person here, sir. I am the wine clerk. 



SOUTH PACIFIC COAST RAILROAD 



Passenger Trains Leave Station Foot of Market 

Street. South Side, at: 
A-C\C\ A - K- EVERY SUNDAY— Huuters' train 
^• uu for SAN JOSE, stopping at all Way- 
Stations. 

Q • O (~\ A. M. daily — For Alvarado, Newark, Cen- 
<J .<UKJ treville.Alviso, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, 
Los Gatos. Wright's, Glenwood, Felton, Big Trees, 
Boulder Creek, SANTA CRUZ and all Way-Sta- 
tions. 

0-0/~\ p. M. (except Sunday), Express— Mt. 
• c -'^^ Eden, Alvarado, Newark, Ceutreville, 
Alviso, Agnew's, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, Los 
Gatos, and all Stations, to Boulder Creek and 
SANTA CRUZ. 

4. 'SO p ' "• daily— For SAN JOSE, Los Gatos 
-^v-/ and intermediate points. 

$R EXCURSIONS to SANTA CRUZ and 
° BOULDER CREEK, and $2.50 to SAN 
JOSE on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, to return 
on MONDAY', inclusive. 

$1.75 to SANTA CLARA and SAN JOSE and re- 
turn. Sundays only. 

8:30 a. M. and 2:30 p. M. Trains connect with 
Train at San Jose for New Almaden and points 
on Almaden Branch. 

8:30 a. m. and 2:30 p. m. trains connect with stage 
at Los Gatos for Congress Springs. 

All through traius connect at Felton for Boulder 
Creek and points on Felton and Pescadero railroad. 

TO OAKLAND AMD ALAMEDA. 

i:00— $6:30— $7:00— 7:30— 8:00— 8:30 — 9:00— 9:30— 
10:00—10:30—11:00—11:30 a. m.— 12:00— 12:30— 1:00— 
1 :30— 2 :00— 2 :30— 3 :00— 3 :30— 4 :00— 1 :30— 5 :00— 5 :30 — 
6:00—6:30—7:00—7:30—8:30—9:30—10:45—11:45 p. M. 

From BROADWAY' and FOURTEENTH Streets, 
OAKLAND: $5:30— 56:00— 56:30— 7:00— 7:30— 8 :00— 
8:30-9:00—9:30—10:00—10:30—11:00—11:30 a. m.— 
12:00 — 12:30— 1:00 — 1:30 — 2:00 — 2:30 — 3:00 — 3:30 — 
4:00—4:30 — 5:00—5:30—6:00—6:30—7:00—7:30—8:30— 
9:30—10:45—11:45 p. M. 

From HIGH STREET, ALAMEDA: $5:16— $5:46- 
56:16— 6:46— 7:16— 7:46— 8:16— S:4G— 9:10—9:46— 10:16— 
10:46—11:16—11:46 A. M.— 12:16— 12:46 — 1:16 — 1:46 — 
2:16 — 2:46—3:16—3:46-^1:16-4:46—5:16—5:46 — 6:16— 
6 :46— 7 :16— 9 :16— 10 :31— 11 :31 p. M. 

5Sundays excepted. 

Ticket, Telegraph and Transfer Offices, 222 
MONTGOMERY ST., San Francisco. 
L. FILLMORE, Superintendent. 

W. T. FITZGERALD, G. F. and P. Agt. 



OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY, 

Carrying U. S., Hawaiian and Colonial Mails. 

Will leave the Company's Wharf, corner Steuart 
and Folsom streets, 

Fop Honolulu: 
S. S. Australia Januarys. 

For Honolulu , Auckland and 
Sydney, WitlTout Change: 
The Magnificent 3,000-tou Irou Steamer 
Alameda January 15th, at 2 p. m 

Or immediately on arrival of the English mails. 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Mar- 
ket street. 

JOHN D. SPRECKELS & EROS., 

Jan. l.J General Agents. 



DR. RICORD'S RESTORATIVE PILLS. 

Buy None but the Genuine— A Specific for Ex- 
hausted Vitality, Physical Debility, Wasted Forces, 
etc.— Approved bvthc Academy of Medici Lie, Paris, 
and the MedicalCelebrities. Agents fnr California 
and the Pacific States, J. G. STEELE & CO., 635 
Market street, (Palace lintel), Sun Francisco. Seat 
by mail or express anywhere. PRICES REDUCED. 
Box of 50 pills, $1 25, of 100 pills.fi; of '200 pills, 
$3 50; of 400 pills, ?G. Preparatory Pills, $2. 

Send for Circular. 

JOSEPH GILLOTTS STEEL PENS. 

Gold Medal, Paris. 1878. 
E0- Sold by all Stationers. Sole Agent for the 
United States, MR. HENRY' HOE, 91 John Street. 
New York. Jan. 5, 



CLOSES DOORS WITHOOT SLAMMING. 

The NORTON 

DOOR-CHECK and SPRING 

For sale only by 

FRANK D. MOBHELL, 
256 Market Street, near Front, San Francisco 




U/flDI/ F«R*I-'- 830 a we-k and expenses 
W Inn paid- Valuable outfit and particulars free. 
hum n r . o.viOKEKY, AugustB, Malue. 




THE DONAHUE BROAD GAUGE ROUTE. 

COMMENCING SUNDAY'. NOVEMBER 7th, 1886, 
and until further notice, Boats and Traius will 
leave from and arrive at San Francisco Pas- 
senger Depot, MARKET-STREET WHARF, as 
follows: 



Leave S. F. 


Destination. 


Arrive in 8. F. 


Week 
Days. 


Sundays 


Sundays 


Week 
Days. 


7:45 a.m. 
3:30 p.m. 


8:00 a.m. 


Petaluma. 
Sauta Rosa. 
Fulton 
Windsor, 
Healdsburg, 
Cloverdale & 
Way Stations 


6:10 p. m 


8:50 a.m. 
6:05 p. M. 


























7:45 a.m. 


8:00 a.m. 


Guerneville. 


6:10 p.m. 


6:05 P.M. 



Stages connect at Sauta Rosa for White Sulphur 
Spriugs, Sebastapol and Mark West Springs; at 
Clairville for Skaggs SpringSj and at Cloverdale 
for Highland Springs. Kelseyville, Soda Bay, Lake- 
port, Saratoga Springs, Blue Lakes, Bartlett 
Springs, Ukian, Eureka, Navarro Ridge, Mendo- 
cino City and the Geysers^ 

EXCURSION TICKETS from Saturdays to Mon- 
days— To Petaluma, $1 75; to Santa Rosa, ?3; to 
Healdsburg, $4; to Cloverdale, $5. 

EXCURSION TICKETS, good for Sundays only— 
To Petaluma, ?1 50; to Santa Rosa, ?2; to Healds- 
burg, $3; to Cloverdale, $4 50; to Guerneville, $3. 



From San Francisco to Point Tiburon and San 
Rafael, Week Days— 7:45 a. m., 9:10 a. m., 3:30 p. M., 
5:00 p. m.,6:15 P. M. ; Sundays: 8:00 A. M., 9:30 A. M., 
11:00 a. m. 1:45 p. M.,5:00 P. M. 

To San Francisco from San Rafael, Week Days— 
6:30 a. m., 8:00 a. m., 10:30 a. m., 3:40 P.M., 5:05p.m.; 
Sundays: 8:10 a. m., 9:40 a.m., 12:15 P. M., 3:30 P.M., 
5:00 p. M. 

To San Francisco from Point Tiburon, Week 
Days— 7:00 A. M-, 8:20 a. M. p 10:55 A. M., 4:05 P. M., 
5:30 p. M-; Sundays: 8:35 A. M., 10:05 A. m., 12:40p. m., 
3:55 P. M., 5:30 P. M. 



PETER J. MCGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



H. C. WHITING, 

Superintendent. 

' g&- TICKET OFFICES— At Ferry and 222 Mont 
gomery St., and N° 2 New Montgomery St. 



SONOMA VALLEY R. R. 

Steamer JAMES M. DONAHUE Leaves San Fran- 
cisco and Connects with Trains at SONOMA 
LANDING, as follows: 

4'C\C\ p.m., Daily (Sundays excepted), from 
• ^jyj WASHINGTON-STREET WHARF, for 
the Town of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. 



Sunday Excursions. 
M. (Sundays only), froii 
TON-STREET WHARF, for the Town 
of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Wav Points. Round- 
Trip Tickets: To Sonoma, $1.00 ; to Glen Ellen, $1.50. 



H. C. WHITING, 
Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



TICKET OFFICES— At Ferry and 222 Mont- 
gomery St., and Ns 2 New Montgomery St. 



PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

The Company's Steamers will sail as follows: 

For New York via Panama 

and Way Ports, 

Steamers sail 

8th, 15th, 23d and 30th of Each Month, at IOa. M 

£V~ For Ports of Call, see Daily Papers. "^(J 

Tickets to New York at greatly reduced rates. 

CABIN, $75; STEERAGE, $30. 
Passengers booked through to aud from Europe 
by any line. 
For Hongkong via Yokohama, 

S. S. City of Peking January 22d, 2 p. m 

S. S. City of Sydney . . . .February 12th, 2 p. m 
S. s. City of Rio db Janeiro .. .March 5th, 2 p. a 

S. S. City of New York. March 24th, 2 p. m 

Excursion Ticket* hi Yokohoma and return at 
reduced rates. 

For Freight or Passage apply at the Office, cor- 
ner Firstand Branuan streets. 



Jan. 1.] 



WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., 

General Agents. 



Jan, 1, 1887, 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



i:» 



SCIENTIFIC AND USEFUL. 

Electricity on Russian Farms. Electricity 
en brought Into play in Russia 
collar manner, according t<> a writer in the 
it d'AarievUur* Pratique, Owing to the 
M'viTf competition ol Ajuerica and Iiuliain 
respect to wheat, Russian farmers and pro- 
prietors have lately sustained very heavy 
which threaten to increase to an extent 
which will mean ruin to them. Realising this 
grave and very rt-al danger, the editor ol the 
Russian 8tUku IChosiane has been making ex- 
periments with the electric light. One great, 
if not the greatest, disadvantage the Russian 
formers experience is the shortness ol the day- 
light, in consequence of which they cannot 
gel sufficient wheat thrashed. To remedy 
Oris, the gentleman named has recently intro- 
duced on hi* farm the electric light, by which 
the work has been carried on later than was 
previously possible, and very satisfactory re- 
sults have ensued. — Ewstrical Review. 

Another Boon to the Blind. —It was a 
Frenchman who first invented that boon to 
the blind a system by means of which these 
unfortunate persons might communicate in 
writing with their friends. Hut the Braille 
system, invaluable though it is, has the great 
disadvantage of consisting in a series of hiero- 
glyphics to learn which takes considerable time 

ana trouble. At present, however, a new im- 
proved Braille system is announced from 
France, which, it it proves successful, as the 
inventor confidently hopes, will make all de- 
ciphering on the part of the seeing unneces- 
sary. The apparatus is like the American 
double type-writer, which on one of the but- 
tons representing the twenty-rive letters of the 
alphabet being pressed down produces two 
impressions of n letter. In the present case 
the one impression for the use of the Mind is 
in Braille's relief type, the other in that com- 
monly used. 

Lightning Flashes.— Lightning flashes have 
sometimes been observed which, starting from 
one point, have ended in several. Some re- 
markable forms of flash have been lately des- 
cribed by Herr Leyst. of PawiowsU Observa- 
tory. In one case a flash went a certain dis- 
tance in a north-easterly direction, then di- 
vided, the two branches forming an angle of 
about 7.5 deg. When these had reached about 
35 deg. froin each other, they turned and 
united again to one line. The path of the 
lightning thus formed a quadrilateral figure. 
It was further observed that the lightning 
flashed back in the same path, as if there were 
an oscillating discharge. In another interest- 
ing flash, the path was not a crooked line but 
a wavy band, which was lit up four times in 
succession with equal brilliancy. The time 
between the second and third and the third 
and fourth flashes seemed longer than that 
between the first and second. The thunder 
which followed lasted about eighty seconds. 
— Nature. 

Electric Light and Vegetation.— In the 
neighborhood of the tower lights, with which 
so many of the American cities are now il- 
luminated, the influence of the arc light upon 
vegetation is becoming very noticeable. A 
gentleman in Davenport, Iowa, whose garden 
is within 100 feet of an electric light tower, 
says that his lilies, which ordinarily close their 
petals long before sunset, now again unfold a 
few minutes after the lamps commence to 
burn. It is also observed that the foliage of 
the trees in Detroit was more luxuriant this 
Summer where the light has fallen on them. 
— Electrician. 

The Growth of Codfish.— The codfish con- 
tinues to grow indefinitely, without regard to 
age, so long as it has a plentiful supply of 
food. The oldest codfish are the largest/and 
they sometimes grow to be as long as a man 
is high. They swim about near the bottom 
of the sea, not often ascending to the surface, 
feeding on all sorts of animal life, such as crab, 
shellfish and other small fish, but not on vege- 
tables. 

Liniment for Earache.— According to the 
Canada Medical Record, Pavesi recommends a 
liniment composed of camphorated chloral 
2% parts, pure glycerine Voy 2 parts, and oil of 
sweet almonds 10 parts. This is to be well 
mixed, and preserved in a hermetically closed 
bottle. A pledget of very soft cotton is to be 
soaked in the liniment, and then introduced 
as far as possible into the affected ear, two ap- 
plications being made dailv. Frictions may 
also be made each day with the preparation 
behind the ear. 



SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. 

PACIFIC sY.s i KM. 

Traine Leave, and are Due to Arrive at 
SAN FRANCISCO: 



(tor) 


From Nov. 14, 1886. 


ARRIVE 

lir.iini 


[8.00 a, 


.. Bvron 


Ii. lu r. 
10 111 v. 


8:00 a. 


. Culistnua and Napa 


4:00 P. 








<.,\\ 




•8:30 p. 






8:30 a. 




5:40 p. 


4:00 p. 


. Knight's Lauditik' 


10:10* 


•5:00 p. 


.Livermore and l'leasauton. . 


•8:40 a. 


8:00 a. 






•8:30 a. 


.Milton. 


•7:40 p 


3:30 p. 


Mnjuve.nemiiiK.ElPosoAEast 


10:40 a 


10:00 a. 


Nile* mid Havwnrds 


.1:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


. ..Ogdeu tiud East. 


11:10 a. 


7:30 a. 


Rod Bluff via Mary.-vllle. . . 


5:40 p. 


T:30a. 


— Sacramento via Benicla 


6:40 p. 


8:30 a. 


via Livermore. .. 


5 :40 p. 


3:00 p. 


... " via Beuicia 


11:10 a. 


4:00 p. 


" via Beuicia 


10:10 a. 


•1:00 p. 


— Sacramento Ri ver Steamers. . 


•6:00 a. 


BSOA. 


San Jose 


•3:40 p. 


110:00 a. 


" 


13:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


" 


9:40 a. 


7:30 a. 




6:40 p. 


8:30 a. 


Stockton via Livermore 


5:40 p. 


♦9:30 a. 


— " via Martiuez 


•7:40 p. 


•3:30 p. 


... " via Martiuez 


•10:40 a. 


•9:30 a. 


.. -Tulare aud Fresno.. . 


•7:40 P. 



a. for Morning. 



p. for Afternoon. 



From " SAN FBA.NCISCO," Daily. 

To EAST OAKLAND— «6:00, 6:30, 7:00, :7:30, 8:00, 
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 
1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To FRUIT VALE— *6:00,*6:30, *7:00,»7:30, »8:00, 8:30 
•2:30, •3:30, »4:00, «4:30, *5:00, *5:30, »6:00, *6:30, 9:00. 

To FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— »9:30, 7:00, 12:00, 

To ALAMEDA— '6:00, 6:30, 7:00, *7:30, 8:00, "8:30, 
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, (12:30, 
1:00, 11:30, 2:00,12:30,3:00, 3:30, 4:00.4:30, 5:00,5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To BERKELEY— -6:00, »6:30, 7:00, 1-20. 8:00, *8:30, 
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 112:30, 
1 :O0, 11 .30, 2 :00, 12 :30, 3 :00, 3 :30, 4 :00, 4 :30, 5 :00, 5 :30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To WEST BERKELEY-»6:00, '6:30, 7:00, »7:30. 8:00, 
•8:30, 9:00,9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11,00, 111:30, 12:00, 
112:30, 1:00, 11:30, 2:00, J2.30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 
5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 
12:00. 



To "SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

From FRUIT VALE— '6:53, *7:23, '7:53, »8:23, »8:53, 
•9:23, *10:19, *4:23, »4:53, »5:23, »5:53, *6:28, *6:53, 
7:49, 9:50. 

From FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— *5:22, 5:52, 
•6:22, 19:22, »3:22. 

From EAST OAKLAND— »5:30, 6:00,6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 
8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 
12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 
5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:57, 8:57, 9:57, 10:57. 

From BROADWAY, Oakland— 7 minutes later 
than from East Oakland. 

From ALAMEDA— •5:30, 6:00, *6:30, 7:00, *7:30, 8:00 
•8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 
112:30, 1:00, 11:30, 2:00, 12:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 
5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00. 

From BERKELEY'— *5:25, 5:55, *6:25, 6:55, »7:25, 
7:55, «8;25, 8:55, 9:25, 9:55, 110:25, 10:55, 111:25, 11:55, 
P2-.25. 12:55, 11:25, 1:55, 12:25, 2:55,3:25, 3:55, 4:25, 
4:55, 5:25, 5:55, 6:25. 6:55, 7:55, 8:55, 9:55, 10:55. 

From WEST BERKELEY— *5:25, 5:55, *6:25, 6:55, 
•7:25, 7:55, »8:25, 8:55, 9:25,9:55, 110:25, 10:55, 111:25, 
11:55, 112:25, 12:55, 11:25, 1:55, 12:25, 2:55,3:25,3:55, 
4:25, 4:55, 5:25, 5:55, 6:25, 6:55, 7:55, 8:55, 9:55, 10:55. 



Creek Route. 
FROM SAN FRANCISCO-»7 :15, 9 :15, 11 :15, 1 :15, 3 :15, 

5:15. 
From OAKLAND— *6:15, 8:15, 10:15, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15. 



•Sundays excepted, (Sundays only. 



Standard Time furnished by LICK OBSERVA- 
TORY'. 



A. N. TOWNE, 
Gen. Manager. 



T. H. GOODMAN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. 

Steamers of this Companv will sail from 
BROADWAY' WHARF as follows: THE STEAM- 
ERS GEO. W. ELDER AND QUEEN OF THE 
PACIFIC— 

For VICTORIA, B. C, and PUGET SOUND 
Ports— 9 a. m. every Friday. 

The last steamer of the month connects at 
Port Townsend with Steamers IDAHO and AN- 
CON for Alaska. 

For PORTLAND, Oregon, in connection with 
the O. R. AND N. CO.: Every five days. 

For SANTA CRUZ, MONTEREY, San 
Simeon, Cayucos, Port Harford, San Luis Obis 
po, Gaviota, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hue- 
neme, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San Diego: 
About every second day, a. m. 

For EUREKA, ARCATA and HOOKTON, Hum- 
boldt Bay: CITY OF CHESTER, Every Wednes- 
day, at 9 o'clock a. m. 

For POINT ARENA, MENDOCINO, ETC: Ev- 
ery Monday, at 3 p. M. 

"TICKET OFFICE— No. 214 Montgomery street, 
Near Pine. 

GOODALL, PERKINS & CO., Gen'l Agents 

[Junel9.J No. 10 Market street. 




• r Trains leave and arrive at Passenger 

Depot i rmvnseud St., bet. 3d and lib str.:. 
Fraaclsi 



LKAVE 

S. r. 
t8:46A. 

- SO > 
10:80 a. 

1 'J'i p. 
•5:18 p. 
6:80 p. 



COMMENCING NOV. 16, 1886. 



— San Mateo, Redwood. 
aud Mculo Park .. 



.. Santa Clara, San Jose and . 
...Principal Way Stations.. 



ARRIVE 
8. P. 

8 80 i. 
•8:00 a. 

9:03 a. 
•10:02 A. 
t4:00p. 

4 :58 p. 

7 :40 p. 

9:08 a. 

•10:02 a. 

4:58 p 



S:30a. 
10:80 a. 

•3:30 p. 
_4:25 p. 

4:2 5p.|^ . AlmadeiTau d Way Stations? J.| — 9:03a. 
8:30 a. I j . .Gilroy, Pajaro, CasTrovllle" - / 7*10:02 a. 
•3:3 p. | ) ..Salinas aud Monterey . t I 7:40 p. 

4g)fe| j-HollisterandTresPinos... |*»*£ 



8:30 A.l 
•3:30 P.I 



-Watsonville, Aptos, Soquel 
.(Capitola) aud Santa Cruz . . 



1*10 #2 a. 
I 7:40 p. 



8-10 a I i Soledad, Paso Robles, | I „ „ 
BJUA -| I Templeton and Way stations II rM r - 



a.— Morning. 



p. — Afternoon. 



•Sundays excepted. tSuudays only(Sportman's 
Train). 

Trains run on Pacific Standard Time. 



STAGE CONNECTIONS are made with the 8:! 
a. m. Train. 



SPECIAL ROUND-TRIP TICKETS.-At Reduced 
Rates— to Monterey, Aptos, Soquel, Santa Cruz 
and Paraiso Springs. 

Excursion Tickets. 

SPECIAL NOTICE— Round Trip Tickets to the 

famous Lick Observatory (Mt. Hamilton), can be 

obtained at any of the Company's Ticket Offices 

'" San Francisco. Rate— $7.00. 

For Sundays only, (fold Sunday Morning; good 
' Jl (for Return same day. 

Fnr Snturdav f So1q SATURDAY and SUNDAY 

sSyW ? ul r «°"f fo i Keturn until fol- 
Monday. 1 1""' 1 "?, Monday, inclusive, at 
' I the following rates: 



Round Trip . „ 

from San £"? 
Francisco to 1 ""' 


Sat to 


Mon 


Tkt. 


San Bruno .. 


*....$ 50 


Millbrae 


I 65 


3ak Grove . . 


1 90 


San Mateo. . . 


75| 1 10 


Belmont 


1 001 1 25 


Redwood 


1 00 


1 40 


Fair Oaks. . 


1 25 


1 50 


Vlenlo Park. 


1 2i> 


1 60 


Mayfield. . . 


1 25 


1 75 



Round Trip \<, 

from San S',"? 
Francisco to 



-I- 



Sat to 
Mon 
I Tkt. 



Mount'n V'wttl 50 
lLawrences . . 1 50 
[Sauta Clara..! 1 75 
San Jose. . . . 1 75 

Gilroy 2 75 

Aptos I 

Soquel. ...... 

Sauta Cruz.. 

Monterey | 



$2 00 
2 25 
2 50 
2 50 

4 00 

5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 



TICKET OFFICES.— Passenger Depot, Townsend 
street; Valeucia-street Station, and No. 613 Market 
street, Grand Hotel. 



A. C. BASSETT, 

Superintendent. 



H. R. JUDAH, 

Asst. Pass. & Tkt Ag't 



OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL S. S. CO. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 



Steamers leave wharf corner FIRST AND BRAN- 
NAN STREETS, at 2 o'clock p. >i., for YOKO- 
HAMA AND HONGKONG, connecting at Yoko- 
hama with Steamers for SHANGHAI: 

—1887.— 

Belgic Tuesday, January nth 

San Pablo Tuesday, February 1st 

Oceanic Thursday, February 24th 

Gaelic Tuesday, March 15th 

Belgic . Saturday, April 2d 

San Pablo Thursday, April 21st 

Oceanic : Thursday, May 12th 

Gaelic Tuesday, May 31st 

Belgic Tuesday, June 21st 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohama and Return at 
Reduced Rates. 

Cabin Plans on exhibition aud Passenger Tickets 
for sale at C. P. R. R. Co. "s General Office, Room 74, 
Corner Fourth and Townsend streets. 

For Freight, apply to GEORGE H. RICE, Freight 
Agent, at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's 
Wharf, or at No. 202 Market street, Union Block. 

T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Agent 
LELAND STANFORD, President. [Nov. 6. 



20 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



Jan. 1, 1S87. 



AUSTRALASIAN NOTES. 
The steamship " Alameda " arrived on the 23d, bringing our usu 
al monthly advices from the antipodes.—: — Three Melbourne dra- 
pers have 'been fined twenty-five rents eaeh for working their em- 
ployees more than eighthours a day. The magistrates expressed 

their disapprobation of the law. At the same place a milkman was 

fined $100 for selling milk which had been adulterated with warer. 

Diptheria is an epidemic at Beaufort. Victoria. An exiensWe 

aquarium is being constructed at .Manly Beach, Sydney. It is a pri- 
vate enterprise. There is a strong agitation in Sydney looking to 

the dissolution of Parliament. Beneficial rains have fallen through- 
out the Colony of New South Wales. Chief Justice Sir James 

Martin, of New South Wales, is dead. The following figures show 

what the Civil Service of New South Wales is composed of : There 
are 5,307 clerical, '-U<> professional, and 1,293 temporary officers; total, 
7,036; 3,361 tcaehers in public schools, 11, 27o mechanics, including 
messengers, letter-carriers, warders, attendants, laborers, all persons 
employed in railways, harbors and the river departments; and 1,- 

445 policemen; total, 23,117. It is proposed to assign the title of 

Archbishop to the Episcopal Primate or Australia and Tasmania. 

The Bank of New South Wales has declared a dividend of fifteen per 
cent., and a bonus of two and-a-half per cent., besides carrying for- 
ward nearly $100,000. The Inspector of Mines, in his report on the 

Linda (roldfield, Tasmania, says that immediately beneath the iron 
blow or blocks of iron ore a variety of more or less gold-bearing min- 
erals occur, quite unique in their respective characters, in which gold 
has not hitherto been found in Tasmania, nor, with the exception of 
one mineral variety, elsewhere. Regarding the permanence of these 
and other deposits* he finds that gold occurs as rich, if not richer, and 
as evenly distributed as on surface or shallower workings. The 
width outside of the pyrites beds is so great that, as found in other 
mining countries, they may anticipate, even with confidence, that 
these gold deposits descend to very great depths, and will thus 
lie practicallv inexhaustible. The deposits present not the 
slightest similarity to any lodes or reef-like formation seen before. 
The Queensland Parliament has blamed the Ministry for caution- 
ing the English investing public against swindling mining schemes. 

The friends of W. G. Campbell, the defaulting teller of the Bank 

of Australasia, made good his defalcations and the bank intimated 
that it did not wish to proceed. Hereupon the magistrate who issued 
the warrant withdrew it, and now the defaulter has been re-arrested 
and the magistrate called upon to explain his conduct. The use of 
the criminal process for the collection of debts does not seem to be 

favored in the Colonies. The New Zealand finances continue in an 

unsatisfactory condition. The Premier of Queensland expects to 

see all the Colonies join the Federation before another year is out. 
Mr. Salomans, who wasappointed Chief Justice of New South Wales, 

has resigned. The tram-car system in Melbourne is working very 

satisfactorily. A plaintiff in a litigation in Melbourne has sued 

his attorneys for $60,000 as damages for their negligent services.— 
Cardinal Moran has just taken possession of a sixty-thousand-dollar 

residence near Sydney. Hailstorms on the Darling Downs have 

injured the crops. -The Brisbane water supply is said to be very 

defective. The Protectionists of Sydney keen up their agitation 

but seem to make little headway. Severe earthquake shocks have 
been experienced in several parts of New South Wales. 



POSSIBILITIES. 



It is possible that this city may secure a charter some day. but that 
day seems a long way off. The fifteen Freeholders ought tb be favor- 
able to an eight-hour law, for they have not worked that many hours 
a day themselves, and yet propose to take a rest without finishing 
their job. That the new administration will be sworn in on Mon- 
day next. That he will prefer to get down to business with as little 

ceremony and delay as possible, for be is a practical, unostentatious 
man who loves quiet ways, and with whom attention to duty is a 

habit. That his inaugural address is ready, and is a brief, strong, 

common sense and very unsensational document.^— That there will be 
no display of political pyrotechnics during his term. But there will be 
progress, slow it may he, hut nevertheless sure. - That the Legisla- 
ture will lose no time in getting down to business. Bills will be in- 
troduced and referred to "appropriate committees, but not much will 

be accomplished until after the Senator is elected. That there is 

more opposition being developed to Hearst from the country districts 
than was at one time expected. Tin men from the Southern coun- 
ties are against him. John Boggs of Colusa is also on the war path. 
Several members of the San Francfeco delegation who were believed 
to be "all right" are complaining ol their treatment, and altogether 
there is yet cause for a good deal of uneasiness. But if there is a 
caucus, and all go into it and abide by the decision of the majority, 

Hearst's electii >n is a- sure as anything in the future can be. That 

there is difficulty in uniting upon a candidate to oppose him. That 

Hellman and Steve White of Los A ngeles and Sam Wilson and Frank 
N e w la uds of San Francisco are most often mentioned. That the Re- 
publicans are not agreed as to whom they will cast a complimentary 

vote for, That there is talk that there' will lie trouble in organizing 

the Assembly, in which the Republicans have a majority of two. It 
is said that an effort will be made to force the nomination of a Demo- 
cratic Senator agreeable to the, Republicans. Such a course is possi- 
ble but highly tnprobable. That Columbus Bartlett will for a short 

time act as Private Secretary to his brother, the Governor. That 

William D. English has ''barge of Hearst's fight, and says it is al- 
ready won and gives him no anxiety. That "Fay Marshall will be 

the 1 Assistant Attorney General. — —That Isadore Danielwitz will be 
the Assistant State Treasurer, a iii : -wears be will '■'make a record 

to be proud of." That Buckley's ablest and most-trusted young 

men are to be the chief Deputiesof the various citytlepartmentSj To 

this rule there is hardly au exception. That then is a disposition to 

give Deputyships to newspaper "men. But the favors seem more like- 
ly to go to the hummers than to the Workers. That Sheriff McMann 

!. - selected a strong body of assistants. That several of the new 

Supervisors are mysterious on the subject of a ring. That cinch 

bills are known to be in the hands ui -everal Legislators. 



COMMENTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 
It has several times recently been intimated in this column that 
there were serious conflicts of opinion in the British Cabinet, conse- 
quently our readers could net have been altogether taken by surprise 
at the resignation of Lord Randolph Churchill. The fact, however, 
that the resignation of this erratic nobleman should createa "crisis," 
as the press dispatches allege that it has, must surprise all thoughtful 
observers of passing events. But there are, it must be recollected, 
different degrees of crisis. There are tempests in tea-pots, and then 
there are tempests outside of tea-pots. The truth ot the matter is 
that Lord Randolph Churchill's resignation is not in itself such an 
important matter, for the man's political standing is of too recent 
growth. His resignation is really a trivial matter and not nearly so 
serious as was the resignation of Chamberlain from the last Gladstone 
Cabinet — and that cheated no "crisis." But the situation and sur- 
roundings of the Marquis of Salisbury's Cabinet are so precarious 
that a very small thing shakes it to a perilous degree. Lord Randolph 
Churchill's present retirement does not in any way weaken the Cab- 
inet; it merely calls attention to its inherent weakness, and men hav- 
ing their attention thus suddenly directed to the shaking structure 
lose their heads and imagine that the finger which directed their at- 
tention is the cause of the shaking. The fact is that the Marquis of 
Salisbury's government is no weaker and no stronger to-day than it 
was the day before Lord Randolph Churchill's resignation, except in 
so far as that event has drawn attention to its insecurity and thus 
destroyed confidence in it. His place can easily be filled by an abler 
and better man and he carries no personal following with him. Even 
bis own vote must be given to his late colleagues or his political sui- 
cide will be complete. AU this talk about a crisis is twaddle. There 
may be one, however, by and by. 

As for the causes which led to Lord Randolph's retirement, they 
have not been stated and probably never will be truthfully statea. 
Those alleged in the dispatches are merely pretexts, ^s a matter of 
fact, the noble Lord as a statesman is as yet in the adolescent stages 
of existence. Still, in the Salisbury Cabinet he not merely stepped into 
the position of leader of the House of Commons, but actually under- 
took to wave aside bis superior and to thrust a Radical policy down 
the throats of the Tory Squires, without even attempting to make 
them believe that that was the policy for which they, in common 
with their great-great-grandfathers, had always been voting. His 
efforts in this direction were resisted, or, rather, ignored. He was 
given to understand that his brand new policy was not wanted. ,-Vnd 
so, as he could neither rule nor ruin, he resigned. Whether he calcu- 
lated on the fictitious importance which his resignation would give 
him for a short time is problematical. 

The situation in Europe is warlike. Russia is dealing the cards, 
and if the deal suits her she will force the play. In other words, as 
we intimated two weeks ago, she is making her diplomatic combina- 
tions, and if she succeeds in suiting herself, she will precipitate a con- 
flict. It is in view of this fact that the keeping open of the Balkan 
question suits her. It is true that Russian finances are in a very de- 
moralized state; but demoralized finances do not cripple a nation 
like Russia one fraction of as much as they would a country like the 
United States or England. Writing on this subject a recent cor- 
respondent in an English paper says : "It has always been a puzzle 
to me that most people in this country, and more particularly City 
men, seem to be of the opinion that Russia cannot 'afford' war.being 
almost 'bankrupt. Nothing is more fallacious. People who take 
this view entirely forget that Russia is not England, and that the 
Government, or, more correctly speaking, the Czar, has no Parlia- 
ment to coax into 'voting' supplies. Even supposing that the ex- 
chequer be emptv and no loan obtainable abroad, what immense re- 
sources has not Russia at home ! I will only name a few, as, for in- 
stance, the issuing of bank notes and Treasury bonds, sale of Govern- 
ment lands and mines (of immense value), the property and valu- 
ables of the convents ami churches, and finally contributions toward 
a war by the nobles, some 0- whose wealth is almost fabulous. As 
an example of this. I may say that not long ago a St. Petersburg no- 
ble discovered, only by accident, some frauds of his steward, which, 
on investigation, resulted in proving embezzlements amounting to a 
million and a quarter sterling, though only extending overfive years. 
What man in the whole British Empire i^ wealthy enough pot to miss 
a quarter of a million sterling from his income a year? Over all the 
above mentioned resources; the Czar, being spiritual as well as 
secular master, has almost absolute command. On the other i^fnd, 
people in this country judge the cost of a war to Russia by their own 
standard. They seem to think that, because the British soldier, 
wherever he may lie fighting, cannot obtain a bit of bread and meat 
unless it is fetched from thousands of miles away in America or Aus- 
tralia, the same would be the case with the Russian. This is en- 
tirely erroneous. Since the Crimean war the resources of Russia in 
these articles of food have become almost inexhaustible. Let anyone 
travel through the granaries and cattle ranges in Southern Russia, 
and he will discover that a Russian army would hardly be in want of 
food. Again, it should lie remembered that the Russian soldier, be- 
ing a conscript, is paid next to nothing, and need not be paid at all 
if necessary. The Czar has also one resource more, which need not 
be despised, viz., the private fortune of the House of Koumanoff, 
which his Majesty would place at the disposal of the army in case of 
war, as the following incident, told me by a relative in the Imperial 
State Council, will tend to show. During a recent council, presided 
over by the Emperor, at which the chances of war were discussed, M. 
ill' 1'unge, the Minister of Finance, ventured to remark that the 
Treasury had no funds for such an eventuality, on hearing which the 
Czar rose hastily, and, striking the papers before him with his list, 
exclaimed : ' The moment war is declared I will plaee in your hands 
a sum of fifty millions sterling' (naming the amount in roubles), 
'which is the contrihution of the House of Romanoff towards it.' 
This little donation would thus have been five times that voted by 
the British nation. I may add that I believe that Russia could, if put 
to it, raise a hundred millions sterling in a twelvemonth." 



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California A&berttsew 

OtVO'LU TO TMK.LUDINO INTIRI8T8 OF CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC C"AST, 

SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6\ 1887. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



A OUace nt Some Mines 
An Important Statement 

Milt* B«QCh08, Hv " Hoim Dm." 

lentson Foreign Affaire 

poelryl 
Dor < lak nod der Vine (poetry). 

al ihe State Capital 

Plnanofa] Roi low 

Mu- > Letter 

Koubilta 

Obituary 

Over tl - ryj 

Our Precious netal Production .: 

Pleasure's Waud 

Possibilities 

Real Estate Transactions. 



Society s 

Scientific ami Useful ly 

rown Crier n 

i be Ulser's Legacy .... i 

The Language of Monkeys 6 

The Utilisation of Wave Power L2 
i RE BASY CHAIR: 

Knights of Labor 

1 '- Idea of Wages 

Control the Liquor Traffic 

Alcoholism iiml Poverty 

Politics and Coin 

Freeholders' Zeal 

a Disgraceful Caucus 

Protecting Labor 9-10 

u hat could i do .' [poetry) . 12 

World, Flesh and the Devil ... 18 



GOLD BARS— 880 fine, par.— Mexican Dollars 
79c.@ > _<■- 



are quoted at 



Price of Money lie re. 'Wn pi p t -r rent, per year— bank rate. In the 
open market, 5£@IK per month. Demand moderate. On Bond 
.Security, S per cent, per year, on Call. Demand moderate. 

Exchange on New York, 16c.; on the London Bankers. 49%d. 
Paris sight, 5.10@5.15 fr. per dollar. Telegrams on New 
York. L»;V.(ff'22b.e. 



INVESTMENT SECURITIES, 









San Francisco, January 


7, 1887. 


L 


Bid. 






Bit! 




MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. 






INSURANCE STOCKS. 

Home Mutual 






4-pr-ct. Quarterly 


126V? 


126« 








Central Pacific R.R 






Oakland Home 


— 





Califoruia l>rv Dock. 


105 


— 


State Investment 


92U 


94\i 


Cal. Iron .t Steel, 7-pr-ct. 


— 


— 




90 


92 


C'nt'a C'sta Water, 5-pr-ct 


104 


— 




113 


114 


Dupont-Street 


— 


— 


GAS STOCKS. 








1".V j 


1'JC, 








P'k & O.K. R.,6-p-c. guar.) 


122^ 


Pacific Gat Imp'tCo 


63 


64 


Montgomery-Avenue 


— 


— 


Oakland Gasl't and Heat 


84^ 


85 


Nevada Co X. G. R. R .. .. 


96 


98 


Shu Francisco 


W\i 


60H 


North Pacific Coast R. R 


H7W 


95 


BANK STOCKS. 






N-rthiiPac.R.R.(l^tmor) 




— 


Anglo-Cala.. 50 pr ct paid 


— 


— 


N'rth'n Railway of Cala. 





— 


Bank of California 


175 


176;,; 


Oakland Gasl't. 6-pr-ct. . 





— 


Cala. Safe Deposit & Trust 






Or. R.W. and »., 6-pr-ct. 





— 


Company 


444^ 


46 


Pac. Rolling Mills, &-pr-ct 


106 


— 


1st National Bank of S. F. 


11G 


— 


Plon'r Wool'n Mills, o-p-o 


— 


— 


Grangers' 


— 


-~ 


S. Pac. R. R., fi-pr-c 
Bp'g Valley W.W., 6-pr-ct 

l"n Iron Works, 6-p-c . . 


110 


111'., 


L'd'n Paris & Am. flim.) 


91J4 


93 


m% 


l'J7'.. 


Pacific 




— 


— 


— 


POWDER STOCKS 






LOCAL RAILROAD STOCKS 








40 


45 




— 


— 




62 

87 b 
4 






Safety Nitro 


9 ^ 

4i 




103 


105 






North Beach aud Mission 


97H 


98H 


MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. 








50 
45 


55 
48H 


Cala. Artificial Stone P'v 
California Dry Dock . 
California Electric Light 


— 






37'4 


Slitter-Street 




11 


W'ATKR STOCKS. 






Califoruia Wire Works . . 


— 




Contra Costa 


85 


86 


California Iron aud Steel 


— 





Spring Valley 


96K 


96%j 


Gold & Stock Telegraph. 
Hawaiian Commercial. . . 


62 


70 


INSURANCE STOCKS. 






6% 


IVf. 


Aujjlo-Nevada Ass. Corp. 


105 


110 


.Tudson Manufacturing .. 






123 


125 


Pacific Rolling Mills 








Commercial 


125 


130 


Pioneer Woolen Mills . . . 


— 





Fireman's Fund 


130 


142U 


Pacific Iron and Nail. .. 


— 


— 



Business has not yet begun to revive since the holidays. The transactions 
of the week are quoted nominal. A. Baird, 438 California Street. 

AN IMPORTANT STATEMENT. 
In this issue of the '■ News Letter " will be lound Wells, Fargo & 
Company's annual statement of the precious metals produced in the 
States and Territories lying west of the Missouri River (including 
British Columbia and the west coast States of Mexico). As a statisti- 
cal compilation it is both clear and accurate, and reflects the highest 
credit upon Mr. John J. Valentine, under whose supervision it has 
been collected. It is a statement which will amply repay close study 
by any person, and those who are engaged in financial or mining pur- 
suits cannot afford to let it pass unexamined. In round numbers, 
the statement shows that, within the region mentioned, the yield of 
precious minerals for 1886 was, in gold $30,773,759; in silver $53,776,- 
055; in copper $9,276,755; in lead $9,185,192— making a grand total of 
$103,011,761. The vastness of these figures should awaken even the 
most superficial observer to the importance of the mineral industry 
and the place it occupies in the resources of the Pacific Coast. The 
statement in question, also, includes some valuable comparative sta- 
tistics, which are particularly useful to those who have occasion to 
watch the course of mineral development and its fluctuations. 

Latest From the Merchant's Exchange. — New York, Jan. 7. — 
TJ. S. Bonds, 3s, 100, b.; 4s, 126M,h.; 4^3, 109%, b. Sterling Ex- 
change — 481@485. Western Union, 74%. 

London, Jan. 7.— Consols, 100 9-16@100?4. 



FINANCIAL REVIEW. 

The Hale <t Norcross development ho 

t tent ion dor md the price of sh 

< nil. it.. it ihla discovery ai ml to anything the 

i| it o ill probably he In Chollm 
line to do thnl mine nun h (rood. The 1,300-foot level has been the la 

■ I ■ "i the richest ore bodies hitherto found on the Com 

rfuck, nnd ii is significant that the present development runa into 
this level nf I hollar Thi operations In these mines wilt be watched 
with much interest by mining men. We understand the Altn mine 
will be thrown open for public inspection in the near future. The 
winze in the Justice mine is to be sunk ns rapidly as possible. It is 
now down Ifi feet, all the way in ore that will rnn over $30 per ton 
Tin- 1 lonsolidated Virginia and California dividend is moderate enough 
to suit the cautious methods o( a Quaker banker. The stock acted 
as usual contrary ti» the general opinion and strengthened consider- 
ably, the effect of this apology for a dividend having evidently been 
widely coppered. 

Mr. K. K. Downer, of the Mountain Messenger x and one of the fortu- 
nate owners oE the Bald Mountain Extension Drift Company, near 
Downieville, in Sierra County, is in town, and speaks very highly of 
the present and future prospects ol that property. The output for 
the past three weeks has been over $10,000, with a steadily increasing 
yield as the present drift is extended. A good idea of the magnitude 
of the operations at this mine may be formed from the fact thai over 
one hundred men are constantly employed in and around the works. 
The main tunnel, in which they are now working, is 1% miles long 
from the entrance to where it strikes the lead, which is 150 feet wide 
and yields an average of $9 per ear load. Ii is proposed to follow 
this iead 3,000 feet, when if will be tapped with another tunnel 3,000 
feet long, which is already in over 200 feet. This company is now 
paying a regular monthly dividend of ten cents per share. 

The Candelaria Water Works and Milling Company is gradually 
developing into a must valuable property, t 'aptain C. W. Sulse and 
Major Xake, of London, are now on their way home from a visit of 
inspection made as Directors of the company. They expressed 
themselves as more than fully satisfied with the result of their invest- 
ment, and announced their intention of extending their operations 
in that section of the country. From all we can learn they were re- 
ceived in a most friendly manner by the residents, who seem to fully 
appreciate the benefits their district is deriving from the introduction 
ot English capital under >ueh Liberal management as that of the < !an- 
delaria Company. Col. W. J. Sutherland, the general manager of the 
company, and to whom they are chiefly indebted for their present 
success, accompanied the gentlemen on'their tour. The mill is now 
running full time on ore from the Georgene, which has turned out to 
be one of the most valuable mines in the district. Eight bars of 
bullion, valued at $9,336, were shipped last week, and hereafter ship- 
ments will be regular occurrences. 

The visiting directors of the Candelaria Company, accompanied by 
their general manager, Col. W. J. South erland, and Superintendent 
Littell, inspected the Alaska Mine, near Pike City, in Sierra County, on 
Monday last. They were shown through the extensive workings of 
this rich property by Col. Bates, the Superintendent, and left Fully 
impressed with the value of our California gold mines as exemplified 
by the Alaska, the leading representative of its class on this Coast. 
The Alaska is developing in wealth every day. A new strike on the 
third level on Wednesday uncovered ore milling as high as$ll,000 
per ton. 

Some up country papers are chuckling over the statement that the 
Homer Cons, is ;1 success in London, and announce that the money 
—over $5.000,000 — has already been raised. We are sorry to blast 
their hopes, but in this case the desire is father to the misstatement 
of facts. It is not at all likely that the Homer Cons, will raise the 
amount suggested. The majority of the fools are dead who would 
interest themselves in such an absurdity, and the few living, who 
think they know more than we do and copper our advice, will hardly 
pay sufficient into the treasury to go round amongst the cormorant 
promoters who must get their pockets lined as a matter of course be- 
fore a dollar can drift toward the mines. 

The Mount Diablo Mill and Mining Company are making rapid 
progress with their mill building ai Soda Springs, on the line of the 
C. 6z C. R. R., some twenty miles from its mine. The mill is to be 
of ten stamps, with a plain cylinder roasting furnace, six pans and 
three settlers. The company expect to have the mill ready to crush 
ore before the first of April next. 

The Allison Ranch has shown up at last in London. We have been 
expecting it for many months. The capital asked, $1,250,000, and 
the chief feature of the prospectus is the good care taken for pro- 
tection of the directors, none of whom are to receive a less sum as 
remuneration than $750 per annum. 

The Hawaiian Government 6 per cent, loan if granted will never be 
repaid, from all we can find out. English investors cannot say they 
have not been warned when they begin to whistle for their money 
and it cometh not. The talk about making a treaty with British 
Columbia in lieu of the United States is simply bosh. 

The Locomotive, a new Quijotoa listed last week, has been a favor- 
ite purchase, and is likely to continue so from all we can learn after 
a thorough investigation. The mine is a bullion producer, and seems 
more promising than any other in that camp. We believe that this 
stock is a good buy for an advance at present figures, 

The Moore tfc Morgan, a new Comstock incorporation, will be listed 
on the boards next week. The opening price will be one dollar per 
share. 

A most readable letter from our special correspondent in Sierra 
and Nevada counties will be found in another column of this issue. 

Home Mutual Insurance Co. will hold an annual meeting Monday, 
January 17th. The regular monthly dividend of one dollar per share 
will be paid next Monday. 

The Commercial Ins. Co. hold their annual meeting Wednesday, 
January 19th. Their regular monthly dividend will be paid Jan. 10th. 

First National Gold Bank has declared a quarterly dividend at the 
rate of 7 per cent, per annum, payable January 10th. 

The Postal Telegraph Co. will open their offices under the Nevada 
Bank February 1st. 

Registered at the Postoffice at San Francisco, California, as second-class matter. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887 



BLUE BENCHES. 
An incident occurred not long ago which serves to illustrate the 
peculiar indifference of the Califorman to all but individual interest. 
some months ago the chairs and benches which accommodate the 
large crowds that gather about the Park orchestra on Sunday after- 
noons were decorated with a brilliant blue wash. I say wash advis- 
edly, for paint, when properly mixed, does not rub off. The wash 
did. Every man, woman and'child who took advantage of the seats 

{irovided by a thoughtful city arose and went his or her way with a 
>right blue line across the back. The line was not permanent, but it 
was a temporary disfigurement, and if the theory of scientists be 
true, the atmosphere has been eternally burdened with several ad- 
ditional millions of oaths in consequence. And yet, although the 
park is visited by thousands of pedestrians weekly, each and all of 
whom, it is safe to say, occupy these benches and have occupied 
them for the past six months, no complaint of the nuisance has been 
made to the municipal authorities or even found its way into the 
papers. Each man wanted to kill somebody when he got home and 
took off his coat, but reflected that he probably should not go to the 
park again until there would be no more blue wash to rub off; there- 
fore there was no use of making a fuss. That thousands of others 
might be seriously inconvenienced in the meantime was an affair of 
no moment to him, he knew enough to avoid the benches, even if he 
went to the park ; the others could look out for themselves in a simi- 
lar manner. A notice sent to a morning paper would have been an 
easy matter; or, failing that, a petition signed by a sufficient number 
of names, handed in to the Park Commissioner's would have reme- 
died the evil effectually; but.it is safe to say.no such measure so 
much as occurred to the park visitor, and the benches will doubtless 
be rewashed with the same economical preparation. 

In England, or any other old and established country, such a page 
in the history of a city could not be written. A Londoner arising 
after an hour's lounge in a park with a blue line across his back 
would say at once, " What is this?" and send a remonstrance the 
next morning to one of the leading dailies. Not because of his own 
personal discomfort, but because the Englishman is educated in the 
belief that he has a duty to the community as well as to himself. 
Also, he has that pride in his city which causes him to desire that 
she shall be as nearly without reproach as possible. This sense of 
duty to the community is the especial prerogative of a high state of 
civilization. The North American Indian lives for himself alone, 
and is without sufficient intelligence to provide for the wants of the 
following year. As man emerges from barbarism one of the first 
signs of his advancing civilization is the development of his faculty 
to look beyond the present moment and provide against future emer- 
ge n ues ; but the second distinctive characteristic of barbarism , the apa- 
thy toward all which does not immediately concern him,sticketh 
closer than a brother. He may respect the rights of the community, 
if not too sorely tempted, because home is a more agreeable place 
than State's Prison, but toward her welfare and comfort he is as sub- 
limely indifferent as a Hottentot toward the roasting of a fellow citi- 
zen. New York and Washington, in which two cities American civ- 
ilization, such as it is, has culminated, have perhaps a more devel- 
oped sense of mutual obligation than is to be founa in other cities of 
America, .although the germ has as yet developed into but a tender 
shoot. Blue washed benches, however, would never have found ex- 
istence in Central Park for more than a day. If the citizens did not 
complain the police force would have understood their duty. 

San Francisco is very near to Nature's heart. She no longer scalps 
her enemies and wears the trophies at her belt, in proud disdain of 
other raiment, but morally she can still shake hands with the In- 
dian. The instinct of every editor and newspaper hack in California 
is to fresco his office wall with scalps and to harpoon his enemv and 
the inoffensive citizen with equal impartiality. He wants to fignt, to 
hurt somebody, to " make somebody mad," and although he earns 
a cheap reputation for cleverness in the cheapest manner, this 
achievement does not give him half the satisfaction as the fact that 
he has made somebody very mad indeed. If a San Franciscan's 
neighbor injures him, he will " get even " or die in the attempt. If 
the injured one be a denizen of Tar Flat, he will lie in wait for his 
enemy on a dark night and pummel him half to death; if he be a 
gentleman, he will politely cheat the offender out of his last dollar. 
In all this there is a close analogy to barbarism, to the primitive 
principles of the wild man of the woods. Such a state of societv is 
natural to every new community, but particularly so to a city like 
San Francisco, where money has been the prime object since the day 
of its birth, because money was a thing for many years so easy to be 
got. In poorer cities, where existence is a struggle, men value gold 
less, and experience something of mutual dependence. They have 
leisure to cultivate the feeling of good-fellowship, consequently thev 
are less absorbed in self, consequently revenge is not their dominant 
instinct. The constant focusing of one's mental vision upon self-ag- 
grandizement, especially money-making, so narrows the limitations 
of that vision, that objects beyond are blurred or indiscernable. How, 
therefore, can a San Franciscan be expected to understand that he 
stands in correllated relations with bis community? If he be com- 
fortable himself, he is selfishly content. If he be uncomfortable him- 
self, he proceeds to find a remedy or not, according to his nature, and 
his neighbor must do likewise, and expect no hint or help from him. 
What does he care whether his neighbor's backs be blue or not, so 
long as his own has been brushed, and has learned a lesson? Go to! 
Why should he? He is only a barbarian. 

* * * * * 

While on the subject of the Park a word in regard to another piece 
of carelessness on the part of the Commissioners may not come 
amiss. Just off one of the foot paths (not trails, but a road in perfect 
order and much used), near the Haight street entrance, is a well some 
six feet deep. This well is uncovered and not two feet from the path. 
On a dark night, or even a moonlight one, it would be no difficult 
thing to wander from the straight line of the path and fall into this 
hole. The result would be a serious injury, and yet, although the 
well has been there for quite a time, no one has taken the trouble to 
have it covered up. Bona Dea. 



DER OAK TJND DER VINE. 
I don'd vas preaching voman's righdts, 

Or anyding like dot, 
I" nd I likes to see all beoples 

Shust gondented mit dheir lots; 
Budt I vants to gontradict dot shap 

Pot made dis leedle shoke: 
" A voman vas der glinging vine, 

Vnd man der shturdy oak. 1 ' 
Berhaps, somedimes, dot may pe drue; 

Budt, den dimes oudt off'nme, 
I find me oudt dot man himself 

Vas peen der glinging vine; 
Und ven hees frendts dhey all was gone, 

I'nd be was shust "tead proke,'" 
Dot's vhen der voman shteps righdt in, 

Und peen der shturdy oak. 
Shust go oup to der pase-ball groundts 

Und see dhose "shturdy oaks" 
All planted roundt ubon der seats — 

Shust hear dheir laughs und shokes! 
Dhen see dhose vomens at der tubs, 

Mit glothes oudt on der lines; 
Vhich vas der shturdy oaks, mine frendts, 

Und vhich der glinging vines? 
Ven sickness in der householdt comes, 

Und veeks und veeks he shtays. 
Who vas id fighdts him mitoudt resdt, 

Dhose veary nighdts und days? 
Who beace una gomfort alvays prings, 

Und cools dot fefered prow? 
More like id was der tender vine den, 

Dot oak he glings to, now. 
" Man vants budt leedle here pelow," 

Der boet von time said; 
Dbere's leedle dot man he don'd vant, 

I tink it means, inshted; 
Und vhen der years keep rolling on, 

Dheir cares und droubles pnnging. 
He vants to pe der shturdy oak, 

Und, also, do der glinging. 
Maype, vhen oaks dhey gling some more, 

"Und don'd so shturdy peen, 
Der glinging vines dhey haf some shance 

To help run Life's masheen. 
In helt und sickness, shoy und pain, 

In calm or shtormy veddher, 
'Tvas beddher dot dhose oaks und vines 

Should alvays gling togeddher. — Hater's Mag. 

SPECIAL 1TOTICE. 



GENERAL RE DUCTION IN PRICES! 

Extraordinary Bargains in Every Department! 

Our Customers and the Public are respectfully informed that we have 
made A GENERAL REDUCTION IN PRICES THROUGHOUT EVERY 
DEPARTMENT. 



Special and Extraordinary Bargains are now being Offered in 

SILKS, VELVETS, VELVETEENS, 

DRESS GOODS, BLACK GOODS, 
HOSIERY, LACES, GLOVES, UNDERWEAR, 

ZEaVL.ZBIROIZDDEIRT.IES, 
Collars, Cuffs, Veilings, Towels, 

Napkins, Damasks, Blankets, Flannels, 

Cloths, Tweeds, Prints, Etc., Etc. 

oads Reduced lo One-Third Last Month's Prices, 



Our Entire Stock of Novell) 



Country orders, whether large or small, receive prompt aud careful 
attention, tioods sent to all parts C. O. D., or on receipt of Postomce order, 
thereby giving ladies in the country equal advantages with residents in 
this city. 

Packages delivered, carriage paid, in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. 




Ill, 113, 116, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET, 



lO, 12, 14, 16, IS, 20 MORTON STREET. 

[Jan. 8. J 



Jan. 8, 1837. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



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SOCIETY. 

J.umary 6th, 1887. Sun Francisco is having one of it- old-time 
Winters again, and more perfect weather than baa been our | 
during the past week it would be impossible to find on tin' face of the 
[ueuce the whole city seema t" be living in the 
ir, ami those who wish to see their friends need only visit the 
or the Ocean Beach of an afternoon to meet marly every one 
mow. Bui otherwise, a duller city to dwell In than Ban Fran- 
lias been since the new year came in does not exist upon this 
enntinent 1 verily believe. And ycl while all are complaining of the 
■ re is nothing done by them to remedy it. The few New Year's 
rtics given have seemed to exhaust whatever energy was extant, 
ami touching ilie Uacondray gathering of Friday nighl 1 have heard 
more than one grow] indulged in. Not only was it a stag party, but 
the hosts so completely absorbed all of that persuasion belonging to 
their especial set that there were none left for any one else to appro- 
priate. A good-sired party also took themselves off to Monterey, Mill 
lunher depleting the ranks in town, ami although the number of 
guests at Del Monte were very much fewer than the assemblage last 
year a merry time was spent. 

Party calls at the Winans, the Tall ants and the Montanyashave 
hem the nearest approach to gaiety there i< to record. The Cotillion 

party at I'.'nai IVrith Hall to-morrow night (wlrch stepped out of its 

course last week, owing to the regular night falling on New Year's 
ill, it is thought, be one of the best attended of the series, ow- 
ing to this fact it' no other. 

But while we natives seem so supine, our foreign residents, as usu- 
al, were not behind in their celebration of New Year's Eve. Both the 
Ban Francisco Verein and the Concordia plubs having given balls of 
more than ordinary brilliancy. The spacious rooms ot the Verein 
were elaborately and beautifully decorated with sniilax and bright- 
hued (lower-, canvas covered the floors, and the music was excellent, 
while the ladies vied with each other in the matter of new toilettes. 

At the Concordia Rooms also extensive preparations were made 
and much Moral decorations used. The dancing was preceded by 
the operetta of the Doctor <>t Alcantara, which many of our society 
people will remember as having been so successfully performed in 

the cause of charity some years ago by Mrs. Hall McAllister and a 
hand of talented amateurs. The Inez of this occasion was pretty 
Mrs. Jos. Rothschild, who. in a coquettish and most becoming Span- 
ish costume, sang with her accustomed brilliancy. Dancing followed 
the musical portion of the entertainment, and then an elaborate 
Supper, and the festivities did not close till the morning hours were 
mar at hand. 

For next week we have the opera, the Presidio hop, and the Mans- 
feldt concert, besides a couple of dinners and a " tea," and can any 
one say this is a very brilliant programme for the midseason week in 
a city as gay as San Francisco aspires to he considered by the world at 
large? So it is perhaps fortunate that in the present dearth of other gai- 
eties concerts should prove so numerous as they have this Winter, 
and the second concert of the Herman Brandt String (Quartette at 
Irving Hall last night was a fashionable gathering. And now comes 
Kiuma Abbott to still further attract the music lovers of the city, and 
the two weeks of opera which she promises will, beyond dovibt, be well 
patronized. A large number of opera parties are already arranged 
lor next week, and the house on Monday night will be a galaxy of 
beauty and fashion such as the Baldwin has not held for some time 
past. Parties are also being made for a visit to the approaching in- 
augural hall at Sacramento. Mrs. Crocker will be greatly missed this 
year, as on former like occasions she has proved hospitality itself and 
kept open house for all. 

Two nmre deaths this week have been added to the long roll of old 
Californians. That of lien. Holladay, Jr., almost extinguishes the 
Holladay family, once so well known in 'Frisco, Hen. Holladay, Sr., 
or " OldBen, 1 ' as he was most commonly called, being the sole sur- 
vivor, and he, too, is reported as being at the point of death. The 
death of Colonel Julian McAllister has been heard of here with sin- 
cere regret, hut, as it will probably return to us the young ladies of 
his family, who have always been great favorites in society here, in 
this rase the cloud may be said to have a silver lining indeed. 

There are very few movements to record in our fashionable world 
this week. The departure for the East of Mrs. Thome, of the Grand 
Hotel, is perhaps the most recent announced, and her visit there is 
likely to be quite a long one. Her cousin, Mr. Fred. Sharon, and his 
family will probably remain absent all Winter. Miss Laura Weller 
is expected home next week from her visit to Hongkong. 

Mr. R. Martinez is visiting Placerville on business that will keep 
him a few days. Felix. 

A Novelty in Carriages. — Dr. Stallard has just imported from Eng- 
land a new Brougham cab, specially adapted for the doctor's use. it 
is strong, elegant and convenient, and is one of the handsomest rigs 
we have ever seen. It was designed and constructed by the cele- 
brated firm of Brainsby & Co., of Long Acre, London. 

The Christmas number of the Judge was a very neat and interest- 
ing publication. It was bound in illuminated covers, and its letter- 
press and illustrations had a decidedly Christmas tone. 

The New York "Mirror's" holiday number for this year was 
quite up to the high standard which it has always maintained. 

When Fruits and Vegetables are plentiful they can he obtained almost 
anywhere; but at this season, if you want something really delicious in the 
way of Strawberries, Asparagus, Peas, String Beans, Mushrooms, Oranges, 
Figs, Bananas, Potatoes, Cauliflowers, etc., you must go to Brown &, Wells, 
Nos. 30 and 31 California Market. 

The Elite Photographic Studio, No. 838 Market street, is one of the best 
establishments of the kind in San Francisco. Life-size pictures are taken 
there (from life) which are far superior to enlargements. 



Some soulless men would rather he blackballed by a club than snow- 
balled by a boy, but they all want their wives to use Madame Rachel's 
Bloom of Youth, because it is the finest cosmetic in the market. 



FIGHTING SCIENTISTS. 

The annual election of the iVcademyol Selena held in this city on 
Monday last was the scene nf an exciting struggle for control, between 
what might be very properly termed the practical and non-practical 
element. We regret to announce that tin- latter gained the victory, 
owing, it [a Boia, chiefly to tin- Interest brought tobearonth 
members of the institution by the ladies in their families on behalf 
ot their medical attendants, who now figure in prominent positions, 

IVoiv-^nr Davidson, delegated by the United States to observe 
eclipses i t i all parts of the world, a commissioner to report on irriga- 
tion in Egypt, Spain and India, a gentleman recognized to be withoul 
doubt ono ol the brightest scientists in America, has been replaced 
as President by Mr. Harkness, [ate of Sacramento. Professor Price, 
with a world-wide reputation as chemist and analyst, has bee 
moved from the Vice-Presidency to make room for Dr. Behr. Mr. 
John T. Evans, a first-class analytical chemist of this city steps 
down and <.ut before the redoubtable Dr. Hewston. 

From what we can learn, the trouble arose from flic conservative 
policy adopted by the late Board of Directors. Their refusal to ac- 
cept certain moneys to which they were entitled as residuary lega- 
tees under the will of the late James Lick until the transfer could he 
made witli certainty that no demand could be made for its return, or 
any portion thereof, by the Trustees of the Lick estate. They were 
in favor of selling the property they now hold on Market street and 
re-investing the proceeds m some more desirable portion of the city, 
affording better facilities for the erection of a suitable building for 
the proposed Academy. 

Both ot these proposition-, are based on common sense business 
principles, and evince such judicious forethought for the future in- 
terests of all concerned that it ought to promote confidence amongst 
all intelligent and disinterested members, sufficient to sustain the 
Trustees against the unfriendly attacks of rivalry, which has lately 
culminated in their ejection from office. The Academy of .Sciences 
is a most important institution, and one which should be morcprom- 
nent before the public than it has been in the past. 

New blood infused into the organization is undoubtedly advisable, 
but we must deplore, in common with many others who have the 
welfare of this important institution at heart, and regarding its value 
as an aid to the intellectual improvement of the public mind, that it 
should have been deemed expedient to cast aside, in a moment of ill- 
advised haste, such prominent representatives of science as Professors 
Davidson and Trice. 

OBITUARY. 

Mrs. Mary G. Gray.— This estimable lady passed over to the silent 
majority on the 26th ult., in the 79th year of her age. The deceased 
was in many respects a remarkable woman. She was a native of Ire- 
land, but came to the United States when only nine years old, and, 
of course, rapidly became thoroughly Americanized. Possessed as 
she was of a strong and well-stored mind, she took a natural interest 
in the men and policies which, from time to time, directed the affairs 
■of this country. During the later years of her life, her reminiscences 
of individuals and events that have long since passed into history, 
were very entertaining; especially so since her memory was wonder- 
fully exact. In the domestic relations of life she was endeared to all 
who came in contact with her. 

Mr. J. L. Jones.— This well-known business man died at his rooms 
in the Palace Hotel on the 1st instant. The deceased was a native of 
West Virginia, where he was born forty-six years ago. He came to 
this roast in 18W and speedily took a prominent position in the out- 
fitting business in this city. In 18'i8 the (inn of Bullock & Jones was 
established, and it has been continued under the same firm name 
ever since, although Mr. Bullock died in 1879. The deceased has 
been ailing for some time past from an affliction of the heart, but his 
death was unexpected. During his residence on this coast he took 
an active part in the councils of the Democratic party, but never 
sought for public station. 

Dr. J. M. Haley. — This well-known gentleman died at his home 
in this city on Wednesday last at the ripe old age of eighty-four. 
The deceased was a native of Maine and studied medicine at the 
Metropolitan Medical College of New York. He came to California 
in 1859, and his home has been here ever since. He was the oldest 
practicing physician in California. During the twenty-five years he 
was actively engaged in his profession he enjoyed the confidence and 
esteem of a large circle of friends and patients. Three children sur- 
vive him. 

H. W. Patrick, Teacher of the Piano, N. E. Cor. Taylor and Turk. 



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L4uxMvp<iqviet. 

oma:„ 123 California Street, Sole Agent for Pacific Coast 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



THE MISER'S LEGACY. 

"He's come, Mr. Herman." 

"Come? Gome at last? Are you sure of it, Joe?" 

"Sure as taxes," said Joe Poppinger, with a confident nod of his 
head " He's taken that old stone house— the Haunted House, the 
neighbors call it— and he's moved into it, bag and baggage, which 
ain't much, by the way." 

"Any servants with him, Joe? " 

"Only one— a crooked old women— as threw a porringer of hot 
water over me when I came around to ax if I could be of any use. If 
they only owned a black cat I'd have the whole kit and boodle of 'em 
up for witchcraft. I never did come across such a rum lot in all my 

life." 

" Did you sec the old man yourself, Joe?' 

•' See him Mr. Herman? 1 seen a bundle of old hones, tied round 
the middle, with a palm-leaf patterned dressing-gown and a flannel 
night-cap On his head, and I s'posed likely there couldn't be two such 
outlandish old customers going. He was a runnin' in and out from 
the furniturecart like a crazy spider." 

" That will do, .loe. Here is a dollar for you." 

" Thank 'ce, sir. Much obliged to you, sir." 

And the stable boy, who belonged to the inn, shambled away, grin- 
ning and pulling at the front of his cap, while Herman Pranklyn 
leaned, whistling, against the pillar of the front piazza. 

So old Miner Molineux had arrived at last— the rich and eccentric 
relative— on the reversion of whose fortune, real or supposed, he had 
all his life been building aerial castles. At last— and Herman re- 
solved the very next day to call and pay his respects, although the 
old woman with the hot water did not add to the delights of con- 
templating this visit. 

"If I hadn't heard from his lawyer that he had taken a lease of 
the Stone House," mused Mr. Franklyn, " I certainly never should 
have buried myself in this out-of-the-way place awaiting his advent; 
and if I hadn't thought I could work into his good graces I never 
should have taken the trouble to hunt him up. llcigho! Sometimes 
I think it would be easier to work for money than to inherit it." 

And so the next day Mr. Franklyn called. 

Miner Molineux received him very coolly, sitting among his trea- 
sures, like Marius amid the ruins of Carthage. But Franklyn noticed 
that he kept one hand on the ring of a padlocked iron box beside 
him as be talked. 

"Well, young man, and what do you want? " he asked, impatiently, 
when the old woman, who evidently considered that Mr. Franklyn 
was no subject for the hot water treatment, showed him in. 

"To inquire after your health, Cousin Miner," said the young man, 
smoothly. . 

" Humph ! My health is well enough? Better than you wish it, I 
dare say. 

" My dear sir " 

"But it will make no difference to you," acidly went on the old 
man, still nervously fingering the rings of the iron box. "I don't 

deny that I have a treasure to leave behind me " Herman Frank- 

lyn's eyes glistened. — " But it will be to those who consult my 
wishes more than you have done." 

" But, my dear cousin " 

" Words 'are all very well," said the old miser, shrugging his 
shoulders, " but deeds speak the loudest. You knew very well my 
aversion to matrimony— and yet you go and engage yourself to get 
married to a girl who hasn't a penny. Eh? Don't you?" in a rising 
inflection like a bark. "And then, after coolly disregarding all my 
wishes, you expect me to leave you this— this— " tapping, as he spoke, 
On the lid Of the box. 

" But, Cousin Miner, if you wish me, I will certainly adapt myself 
to your opinions. I did not know that " 

,: Stuff and nonsense! " yelled the old man. " What you knew or 
didn't know is perfectly immaterial tome. Leave me to my hooks 
and my writing. That's all 1 ask of any man living." 

So Mr. Franklyn went moodily away. 

"1 must break my engagement," said he to himself. That's the 
first thing. What the second will be depends entirely on fate and 
fortune." 

***** 

Josie Hall was sitting in the farm-house kitchen, peeling potatoes. 
She was a black-eyed, damask-cheeked girl, with velvety eye-brows, 
and a round, red dot of a mouth ; and in those dark eyes glistened a 
light hall" resentful, half anguish, as she looked straight at Herman 
Franklyn. 

"I understand," said she, "you want to break the engagement. 
Now that your rich uncle has come to the neighborhood I am no 
longer worthy of you. 

"It isn't that, Josie, believe me," said Franklyn, twisting himself 
about, with the signals of keen mortification blazing on his cheek. 
" But I think perhaps it would be better for both of us " 

"And I haven't the least doubt of it," passionately interrupted 
Josie, with heaving breast and quivering lips. "A thousand times 
better; fori value the love of no man who can leave me thus. Pray 
don't waste your time in conjuring up any farther excuses. They are 
quite unnecessary. I wish you a very good-morning." 

And she went on peeling her potatoes, while Herman Franklyn 
crept out of the house, feeling very like a whipped cur. 

For a day or two he felt heartily ashamed of himself, hut the re- 
ward — as at least he esteemed it— came at last. 

Mr. Miner Molineux fell ill. Being ill, he was frightened. Being 
frightened he was solitary. And consequently he sent for his cousin 
Franklyn, a thing he never would have done in health. 

" You don't think I'm going to die, do you, Herman? " lie asked, 
tremulously. 

"Oh, there's no danger at all," reassured the young man, as the 
doctor had that morning said that the patient's spirits must be kept 
up at all hazards. 

"And you won't leave me?" 

"Certainly not, if my presence can be any satisfaction to you," 
responded the delighted fortune-seeker. 



"But that girl that you're engaged to," grumbled Mr. Molineux; 
she won't like it." 

"Do you think that I could persist in anything contrary to your 
wishes?" reproachfully asked Herman Franklyn. "The engage- 
ment is broken." 

"Good!" croaked the old man. "Engagements are a humbug, 
in any event. Engagements to girls that haven't anything are still 
worse. Cousin Franklyn, you've more sense than I gave you 
credit for." 

Day by day Miner Molineux grew worse. On the fourth afternoon 
he se'nt'for a lawyer and made his will. On the fifth he became 
speechless. On the sixth he died. 

" My fortune is made now," thought Herman, who had listened at 
the door during the interview with the lawyer, and heard directions 
given connecting his name with the padlocked iron box, whereof the 
key hung around the dead man's neck. And he felt that Josie had 
been well sacrificed. 

***** 

" You wasn't at the funeral, eh?" said Mrs. Fierce to the Widow 
Hall, while Josie's needle flew faster than ever through the cambric 
she was hemming. 

" Well, no," said the widow. " I ain't partial to funerals in general, 
and I didn't feel no special call to put myself out to see an old miser 
buried, that I never saw nor spoke to while he was alive," 

"A man can't be a miser without he's got money, can he?" said 
Mrs. Pierce. 

" I don't rightly know about that," said Widow Hall. " But you 
don't mean to say that old Molineux hadn't anything, after all? " 

" Nothing but a few sticks of furniture, and some rusty coins as no 
decent storekeeper would give change for." 

The widow's eyes shone through her spectacle glasses. 

"Land o' massy!" said she. "And what was in the iron box as 
everybody had so much to say about — the iron box as was willed to 
Herman Franklyn. 

"Just the sheets of paper as held a dictionary the old man had 
been writing all his days. Manuscript, the lawyer called it, whatever 
that may be. He thought it was worth a deal of money, and he'd 
spent his all, hunting up books as nobody but himself ever heard of, 
and traveling about the country to pick up information. 

" Humph! " said the Widow' Hall. "And what did young Frank- 
lyn say?" 

" I didn't sit near enough to him to rightly hear," said Mrs. Fierce, 
" but them as did tells me he swore an awful oath when lie saw what 
was in the box, and flung the whole bundle on the hack of the fire. I 
saw it blaze up myself." 

"And was that all?" asked the Widow Hall. 

11 That was all," responded her informant. 

"lam glad of it!" cried out Josie, springing up with sparkling 
eyes. I never was so glad of anything in my life. He's served right 
for once." 

Mr. Franklyn called the next day, meek and subdued. If Josie 
had been a model heroine she would have thrown both her arms 
around his neck and vowed that she loved him better than ever. But 
she was only a very human little girl, so she stood up with dignity 
and said : 

"I wonder at your assurance in coming here, after all that has 
transpired, Mr. Franklyn." 

" But, Josie " 

" There is the door, sir! " said Josie. " Please to walk out! " 

And there was nothing left for it but to " walk out." 

Old Miner Molineux sleeps quietly in the village grave-yard, and 
public rumor has added yet another ghost to the spectral population 
of the Haunted House— a yellow-visaged old bogey, who wears a wig, 
and carries in his hand a padlocked box. a. m. 

iBA-irsriEcs. 

HUMBOLDT SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, 

N» 18 Geary Street, San Francisco. 

Incorporated November 24, 1869. 

ADOLPII C. WEBER .. .President, | EKNST BRAND Secretary. 

LOANS AT LOW RATES. |Jau. 8. 

THE NEVADA BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

CAPITAL PAID UP $3,000,000 

RESERVE 1,000,000 

Agency at New York ... .62 Wall Street 

Agency at Virginia, Nevada. 

London Bankers Uuiou Bank of Loudou (Limited) 

DIRECTORS: 

JAS. C. FLOOD, JAS. L. FLOOD, JNO. W. MACKAY, 

R. H. FOLLIS, GEO. L. BRANDER. 



WELLS, FARGO & COMPANY-BANKING DEPARTMENT. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $3,600,000 

DIRECTORS: 
Lloyd Tevis, President; .Tuo. J. Valentine, Vice-President; Leland Stan- 
ford, Chas. Crocker, J. C. Fariro, Oliver Eldridge, Chas. Fargo, Geo. E. Gray 
and C. F. Crocker. H. Wadsworth, Cashier. 

Receive Deposits, issues Letters of Credit, and transact a General Baukiug 
Busi n ess. Jan. l(i. 

THE GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY. 

DEUTSCHE SPAR AND LEMUANK. 
No. 526 California Street, San Francisco. 

OFFICERS— President, L. GOTTIG. Board of Directors— L. Gottig, Fred 
Roeding, Chas. Kohler, Edw, Kruse, George H. Eggers, N. Vau Bergeu, Igu. 
Steiuhart, A. E. Hectat, O. Schoemauu. Secretary, Geo. Lette. Attorneys, 
Jarboe & IIakrison. May 18. 



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Jan, \ L887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



OVER THE SEA. 
Dark clouds o'er the heavens .ire sweeping, 

The wind murmurs wild and low. 
And it wnilfl onl the words that my lover 
Spake to me long, long ago: 
' We part but to meet, my darting I" 
Ah! when will the meeting bet 
The days grow t" years -■< slowly, 
N<>\\ my lover is over the sea. 

The white-crested waves are plashing 

Their tireless song al my f< 
They have sung it so long and so falsely, 
That 1 heed nol the music sweet; 
the old refrain they arc chanting: 
*■ Borne day we will bring him t»> thee! " 
But their notes have all grown discordant, 
Now my lover is over the sea. 

Tin- sea-gulls around arc Hying, 
Their tale is the same to-aajj : 
■ We have seen thy lover, oh, maiden, 
In the land that is tar away." 
Fly swiftly, By swiftly, oh sea-gulls, 
And carry this message From me: 
• i ill, love, oh, love, l am lonely, 
Come back to me over the sea." 



THE LANGUAGE OF MONKEYS. 
In the way of language, in on key > manifest their passions, emo- 
tions, desires and fean by cries ana" gestures, emphasized by signifi- 
cant accents, which vary with the species. Monkeys and children, 
together with savages and uneducated people of civilized nations, 
manifest an inclination to mimic the gestures and motions of all per- 
sons whom ihey see. We think that this trait is especially prominent 
in monkeys but thousands of instances might be cited to show that 
mankind, old and young, share it with them. The attitude and the 
sagacity of monkeys are so human that some savages believe that it 
is out of maliciousness that they do [tot talk. In fact, a monkey 
might pass For a dumb man, because lie does not articulate the conso- 
nants clearly, as we do; tmi n«.t all men have this power of articula- 
tion in an equal degree. We have stammerers by birth and by habit. 
Some savage trihe^ have a scanty alphabet, complicated by clicks and 
nasal and guttural sounds that cannot he imagined till they are 
heard. All monkeys have voices, and many of them have very Strong 
ones. ISxcepI the solitary and taciturn ourang-uutang, the species 
which live in troops are chatterers, and keep up a great huhhuh. The 
principal tones of their noisy and rapid language, with the frequent 
repetition of the same sounds, may also he found in the languages of 
the most savage peoples. They are, for the most part, complex, gut- 
tural and harsh articulations, with few variations. Hut the alpha- 
bets of some of the African and Melanesia!) nations are nut much 
richer. In both it is generally the labials which are wanting. Laugh- 
ter is no! wholly peculiar to men, for some monkeys haven noisy and 
explosive laugh analogous to ours. Cook has stated that natives of 
the New Hebrides express their joy by a kind of guttural whistle, 
analogous to the jerky, rattling laugh of some monkeys. Monkeys 
are a No capable of showing sorrow and weeping; and ii is possible to 
follow on their faces the equivalents of the physiognomical changes 

which in man answer to the expression of liis various emotions. 

Among these are the drawing back of the corners of the mouth and 
the contraction of the lower eyelid, which constitutes the monkey's 
smile, and the depression of the eyebrow and forehead in anger. 

— Popul ar Science Monthly. 

THE VELOCITIES OF SHOT AND BIRDS. 
If the sportsman is confident in his own estimate of the speed of 
Ili-hi of birds, and is of a calculating turn of mind, an admirable op- 
portunity is now presented of satisfying himself as to the compensa- 
tion he ought to allow, seeing that Mr. Griffith's valuable tables of 
shol velocities, published in the Fie Id, afford such reliable data to 
work upon. Thus, supposing the rale of flight to be taken at 40, 50 
or i,o miles an hour, he has only to remember that a i idle an hour is 
almost exactly equivalent to LJ^ feet per second, and he thus has a 
ready means of comparison with the tables of velocity. These show, 
for example that, with an ordinary sporting charge (Sars. and 1% oz.), 
the mean velocity of No. 5 or No. (i shot is, in a range of 35 yards, 
about 900 feet a second, or at the rate of 600 miles an hour; and'so.on 
comparing this 600 miles with the speed of the bird's flight, it will be 
found that the shot moves ten times as fast as a bird going (10 miles 
an hour; twelve times as hist as one that flies 50 miles an hour, and 
fifteen times as East as one which goes 40 miles an hour. Consequently 
Uicv would fly about iy A yards, 3 yards, and 3M yards, respectively, 
while the shot is traveling 3.5 yards at the rate given above. 



No <' \r AYANSAitY in the United States is more completely equipped 
for the accommodation of permanent or transient guests than the Baldwin. 
tt is centrally located and convenient of access from all steamboat land- 
ings, railroad depots, places of amusement, etc. Cars pass its doors every 
moment, which connect with the entire street railroad system of the city. 
Externally, the Baldwin is a grand pile of architecture; internally, it is laid 
out in the most convenient maunerand furnished with a richness and ele- 
gance which could not be exceeded. Its table is always supplied with the 
best of everything the market affords, and its staff of attendants are well- 
trained, active and polite. 

Messrs. George P. Kowell &. Co., 10 Spruce street, New York, have just 
issued a carefully selected and classified Directory of newspaper publica- 
tions which are reliable and useful vehicles for advertising. There are 
many comprehensive directories which include all the publications (good, 
bad and indifferent) which are issued in the United States and Canada, but 
this one being carefully selected will he of great value to advertisers who 
wish to know the best channels through which to reach the public eye. 



B-A-OSriECS- 

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO, CAL 

Paid-up Capital— $1,500,000, Gold. 
President DANIEL CALLAGHAN | Vlco-Presldenl GBORG1 L LOW 
Cashier, E, i>. Morgan; Asslstaul i a W. Kunk. 

DIRECTORS: 
D. CALLAGHAN, | JAMES I'll KI. AN. I JAMES H. JENNINGS, 

C.G.HOOKER, JAMES MOFPITT, GEORGE I. LOW, 

JAMES M. DONAHUE, I N. VAN BERGEN, | GEO. C BOARDMAN. 

Cobbkspordents: LONDON— Bank of Montreal, Lombard street DUB- 
UN— Provincial Hunk ol Ireland HAMB1 RG Hesse, Neuman A Co. 
PARIS— Hottlnguer ,u Co, NEW 1TORK— National Hunk ,.( Commeroe. 
BOSTON— Blaclistone National Bank. CHICAGO— First National Bank, 

This Bank is prepared i" transact a genera] banking bnslnesB, Deposits 

r, iv,', i. Exchange f"r sale on the principal cities ol the I cited states. 

Great Britain, Ireland and the Continent Commercial credits Issued, 
available in Europe, chlua and Japan, Collections attended to and prompt 
returns mode, at tin- lowest market rate <»f exchange. June 28 

BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. 

Incorporated by Royal Charter. 
CAPITAL PAID UP, $1,875,000, with power to increase to $10,000,000 

RESERVE FUND 400,000 

Southeast corner California and Sansome Streets. 

Head Office— 28 CORNHILL. London. 

Branches— Port'and, 0.: Victoria and New Westminster, British Columbia. 

This Bank transacts a General Banking Business. Accounts opened sub- 
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available in all parts of the world. Approved Hills discounted ami ad- 
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upon its Head Office and Branches, and upon its Agents, as follows: 

NEW YORK, CHICAGO" and CANADA— Bauk of Montreal; LIVERPOOL 
—North and South Wales Hank: SCOTLAND— British Linen Company; [RE- 
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,,f Mexico nud South America; CHINA and JAPAN— Chartered Hank of 
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Australasia, Commercial Hanking Company of Sydney, English, Scottish 
and Australian Chartered Bauk; DKMEUAKA aud TRINIDAD (West In 
dies)— Colonial Bauk. (July I] 

BANK OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO. 

Capital $3,000,000 

WM. alvokd, President, 
Thomas Bkown. Cashier | B. Mukkay, Jr ,. .Assistant Cashier 

AGENTS: 

NEW YOKK— Agency of the Bank of California; BOSTON— Tremout 
National Hank: CHICAGO— Union National Bauk; ST. LOUIS— Boatman's 
Saving Bank; NEW ZEALAND— The Bauk of New Zealand. Correspondent 
in London — Messrs. N. M. Hothschild & Sons. Correspondents in India, 
China, Japan and Australia. 

The Bank has Agencies at Virginia City, and Correspondents in all the 
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Letters of Credit issued, available in all parts of the world. Draw direct 
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THE CROCKER-WOOLWORTH NATIONAL BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO, 

32S PINE STREET. 

PAID-UP CAPITAL $1,000,000. 

DIRECTORS : 
CHAS. CROCKER, I K. II. MILLER, Jit. 

R. c WOOL-WORTH President 

W. E. BKOWN.. ViCE-PltKSIDENT 

WM. II. CROCKER Cashier. 

(Oct. 88.J 

LONDON, PARIS AND AMERICAN BANK (Limited), 

205 Sansome Street. 

Subscribed Capital. $2,500,000 \ Paid Up Capital $2,000,000 

Reserve Fund, $100,000. 
DAVID CAHN, Manager; EUGENE MEYER, Sub-Manager. 

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"LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO BANK, Limited. 

Capital $2,100,000 

San Francisco Office, 424 California St. I London Office 22 Old Broad St. 

aan rrwn. Portland Branch, 48 First St. 

Manager, ARTHUR SCRIVENER; Assistant Manager, William Steel. 

LONDON BANKERS — Bank of England and Loudon Joint Stock Bank. 
NEW YOKK — Drexel, Morgan A Co. BOSTON — Third National Bauk. 

This Bank is prepared to transact all kinds of General Banking and Ex- 
change Business in Loudon aud San Francisco, and between said cities aud 
all parts of the world. June S).- 

HUE ANGLO-CALIFORNIAN BANK, Limited. 

N. E. Corner Sansome and Pine Streets. 

LONDON OFFICE— 3 Angel Court. 

NEW YORK AGENTS— J. W. Seligman & Co., 21 Broad street. 

AUTHORIZED CAPITAL STOCK, $(1,000,000. 

Will receive deposits, open accounts, make collections, buy and sell 

exchange and bullion, loan money and issue letters of credit available 

throughout the world. SSnmSZta-, i Ma " a *" s - 

P. N. Lilientiial, Cashier. Sept. 13. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 



'We Obey no Wand but Pleasure's' 



-Tom Moore. 



Lovers of melodrama are having :i treat at the California Theatre, 
Cor The Black Flag is a melodrama as is a melodrama. It is one of a 
large class which differ but in name. In subject and treatment they 
are all alike. This particular play ha- been played here before and 
it is not necessary to speak at length about it. It has a character 
which is*so humorous inherently that any actor can make it the feat- 
ure of the performance. The Jew, Simon Lazarus, originally acted 
by Nat Goodwin, was first introduced to us by Russell Bassett, who 
made in it the only hit of his stage career. Dave Davidson, who 
now nets it. is a clever comedian. He is given to undue exaggeration 
from an artistic point of view, but, as from such a point of view the 
whole play would have to be rejected, it would be unjust to judge him 
SO seriously. He brings out all the points of the part and keeps the 
audience in incessant laughter. Edwin Thorne is an actor whose 
heroics are always on the verge of burlesque. No change is to he 
noticed in his methods. The play is not as well staged as it was when 

Erst produced here. 

* » * * * 

Variety shows in the East have a special public. Here in San 
Francisco they are patronized by everybody. It would be a good 
thing if this fact was taken into consideration when troupes of the 
kind visited us. The Howard Athena-urn company presents a pro- 
gramme of very clever acts. The acrobatics, gymnastics and exhi- 
bitions of physical skill may be said to be better than anything of the 
(lirt'erent sorts ever seen here. The horizontal bar performers are 
wonders of daring and marvels of grace. The contortionist sets us 
all to thinking and wondering. He defies all accepted ideas as to the 
construction of the human frame. The pistol and riHe shooting of 
Ira Paine is a superb display of accuracy and nerve. In these teat- 
u res the entertainment appeals to all in the audience and is rewarded 
with lavish applause. But there are other acts in the programme 
Which, while they amuse the gallery, are distasteful to the dress cir- 
cle and the boxes. These should be toned down while the company 
is here. The humor of Hoey and the comicalities of the " American 
Four " are inimical to good taste ami refinement. 

***** 

The McGibeny Family presents an original entertainment, calcu- 
lated to make one pass a very agreeable evening. While the artistic 
merit of the musical phase 'of the programme may not be of the 
highest, the interest derived from the character of' the performers 
and their relationship to each other is a strong argument in favor of 
hereditary talent. 

*" * * * * * 

At tlte Tivoli Orpheus floats along on the wave of popularity. The 
quality of this entertainment is a source of legitimate local pride. 
*****-» 
Next week, with Emma Abbott in Opera and Charley Keed and 
Alice Harrison in Burlesque, will he a lively one for theatre-goers. 
****** 

The artistic success of Henry Hey man's Second Chamber Music 
Concert, was Stunt-Sum's .Septette for piano, trumpet and string 
quintette. It is a composition in the best vein of the French com- 
poser, who is beyond discussion at the head of living orchestral 
writers. The Septette is an admirable example of the application 
of modern musical methods to a fundamental musical idea. It was 
played with all the necessary precision in a true appreciation of its 
purport. In the andante eon variazione of Schubert ( I) minorr) the im- 
portance of i he quartette as a factor in local musical matters was well 
established. The quality of the playing was very high artistically. 
li was delicate, precise, and admirably shaded. The Mozart Quar- 
tette, C major, with which the concert opened, is a composition which 
is too severe in form and too dogmatically indefinite in expressive- 
ness to be intelligible to most of us. Classical music abounds in 
compositions which, for the sake of the composer, are accepted as 
being fraught with genius, and qualities ascribed to them they do 
not possess, while in reality they are merely examples of his tech- 
nical skill, in which inspiration figures but nominally. Mansfeldt'g 
piano playing was, as usual, most delightful. A little more volatility 
would have made his playing of Liszt's Campanella still more enjoy- 
able. Mrs, Fleissner-Lewis has a rich and full mezzo-soprano voice. 
Voices of such quality are rare. She sings fairly well, with limited 
expressiveness and crude execution. Further consideration may re- 
sult in a more favorable judgment, fof there was in this vocalist's 
singing of Liszt's Lorelei evidences of what seemed to be lacking in 
(he rendering of the other selections. 

***** 

Inconsequence of the great demand for boxes for the Patti eon- 
certs, the management lias resolved to otter them for sale by public 
auction, at the Grand Opera House, on the 12th instant. By this 
means the public will have an opportunity to see the elegant way in 
which the theatre has been fitted up for the occasion, as well as to 

•• pete for the boxes. The -ale of season tickets will commence on 

the 13th and that of single night scats on the 17th. The indications 

are thai the -season will be the usual success, and that '* society " will 
throng the Grand Opera House at carl, of these musical treats. 
***** 

With great regret I found myself unable to attend Mr. Hermann 
Brandt's Concert on Wednesday evening, and am, therefore, com- 
pelled to omit any direct reference to it. Mr. Brandt's standing and 

the quality of his concerts require this statement in explanation of 
what otherwise would appear as an artistic injustice. Beauclebc. 



Active rehearsals arc now going on for the burlesque of Little 
Jack Sheppard, to be produced at the Alcazar next Monday, January 
loth. The sale of seats indicates th.,t the favorites, Charlie Reed and 

Alice Harrison, will receive a regular ovation. 



Mil. HoWLAND, the operator at the Imperial Photograph Gallery, No. 72V., 
Market street, never fails to give satisfaction l" those who have their pic- 
tures taken by him. He is a superb artist. 



GRAND OPERA HOUSE. 

FOt T K NIGHTS ONLY! — POSITIVELY FAREWELL TOUR ! 
Mr. IIknky E. Abbey very respectfully announces the appearance of 

In Foun GttAND Opf.hatic CONCEETS, WHICH will take place on 

Friday, Jan. 21; Monday, Jan. 24; Thursday, Jan. 27; Monday, Jan. 31, 

With the following Distinguished Artists: 

Mme. Sofia Scalchi, Prima Donna Contralto: Sig. Albert Guille, Tenor; 
Sig. Antonio Galassi, Baritone: Si'-'. Franco Novara, Basso, and Sig. Luigi 
Arditi, Conductor. Ateacn Performance Mme. PATTI and the above Artists 
will appear inaGltANI' CONCERT PROGRAMME consisting of Famous Se- 
lections, aud On Friday Evening, Jan. 21st, in the Second Act of the Opera of 

SEMIBAMIDE! 

Assur, Sig. Franco Novara; Arsace, Mme. Sofia Sealehi, and Sevniramide, 
Mme. Adeliua Patti. On Monday Evening, Jan. 24th, in 3d Aet of Opera of 

FATJST! 

Garden Scene— Faust. Sig. Alberto Guille; Mephistofele, Sig. Franco No- 
vara; Slebel, Mine Sofia Satelii; Marta, Mile. Ida Valeria, aud Margherita, 
Mme. Adeliua Patti. On Thursday Evening, Jan. 27, iu 2d. Act of Opera of 

Lionello, Sig. Alberto Guille; Plunkett, Sig. Franco Novara: Nancy, Mme. 
Sofia Scalchi; aud Lady Enriehetta, Mme. Adeliua Patti. On Monday eve- 
ning, Jan. 31, in 2d Act of Opera of LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX, with all the 
accessories of Costume, and a Grand Orchestra of Fifty Selected Musicians 
under the Direction of Sig. Luigi Arditi. 

Up- SCALE OF PRICES— Season Tickets, Four Performances, $20: 
Single Tickets, Reserved Scats, $2. $3, $5 and $6. The Sale of Seats will 
commence Thursday, Jan. 13th, at Sherman & Clay's Music Store, Corner 
Kearny and Sutter streets. Steinway & Son's Celebrated Pianos used. 
Jan. 8.1 MARCUS R. MAYER, Acting Manager. 

BALDWIN THEATRE— ABBOTT. 

SALE NOW OPEN! REGULAR THEATRICAL PRICES! 
JANUARY 10th— TWO WEEKS ONLY— Farewell Visit of the Renowned 

:e :m: hue .a. .a-ibibott 

NEW OPERA CO.— Abbott, I'orani, Anuandale, Bertini, Miehelena, 

Montegriftb, Pruette, Broderiek, Allen, Tomasi. 

Repertory for First Week: 

MONDAY— Abbott's Greatest Success LA TRAVIATA 

TUESDAY— Abbott as Arline BOHEMIAN GIRL 

WEDNESDAY MATINEE— Prices 50c., 75c. and fl SONNAMBl'LA 

WEDNESDAY EVENING- Abbott and EnttreCo.. CARNIVAL OP VENICE 

THURSDAY— Abbott's Latest Success LUCRETIA BORGIA 

FRIDAY— Abbott and Three Prima Donnas M1GN0N 

SATURDAY— Emma Abbott Matinee carnival of VENICE 

SATURDAY EVENING— Abbott as Yum Ynm MIKADO 

Repertory Second ani> Farewell Week- 
Monday— Abbott iu CKISPINO 

Tuesday— Abbott in TROVATORE 

Wednesday Matinee— Prices 50c, 75e. aud *1 BOHEMIAN GIRL 

Wednesday Evening— Abbott's Lost Rose MARTHA 

Thursday— Abbott and Entire Company FAUST 

Friday— Abbott iu CHIMES OF NORMANDY 

Saturday— Abbott Mattuee ~ MIGNON 

Saturday Ev'g— Abbott's Farewell Grand Triple Bill— Abbott and Entire Co. 

CALIFORNIA THEATRE, 

25c 35c 50c 75c. 

Every Evening and Saturday Matinee. Good Reserved Seats, Fir^t Floor, 50c. 
Matinee Saturday— Reserved Seats, 50c, No Higher! Balcony, :>"><■. 

SUCCESS! CROWDED HOUSES NIGHTLY! EdWIN THORNE 

And his Superior Dramatic Company in the Powerful and Successful Drama, 

THE BLACK ZFTjAG-I 
Sceuerv, Appointments and Accessories Complete in everv Detail. 
NOTE THE PRICES — 25c, 35c. 50c, 75c. — NO HIGHER. ' A Good Re- 
served Scat on the First Floor, 50c. [Jan. B. 

BUSH-STREET THEATRE. 

M. B. Leavitt Proprietor | Chas. P. Hall Manager 

TWO WEEKS ONLY! HOUSES CROWDED TO THE DOORS! 
Immense Success of THE GREAT BOSTON HOWARD SPECIALTY CO.! 

25 STAR PERFORMERS! Every Member an Artist— Every Scene 

a Picture. The Greatest Specialty Company Ever 

Presented in San Francisco. 

GRAND MATINEE SATURDAY POPULAR PRICKS! 

Entire Change of Bill Next Week. [Jan. S. 

ALCAZAR THEATRE— O'Farrell Street, Near Stockton. 

\Y.\i lknkoi', 0SB0UBN£ & >n>< KWEU., Managers— Geo. Wallenrod, Lessee 

ONE WEEK ONLY— Saturday and Sunday Eye'gs, SATURDAY MATINEE! 
Return Visit to the Pacific Coast after Nearly Eleven Years Absence! 

The Famous MeGTBENY FAMILY! 

Largest Mnsieal Family Known— IS in Number— Brilliant Programme of 
Musical Specialties— Laughter for All— Grand Music for Many— Everybody 
Delighted. Ktf- PRICES— 25c, 60c 7~>e. 

NEXT!— Monday, Jan. loth, CHARLIE REED and ALICE HARRISON, 
supported by Osbourne & stockwell's Comedy Company in the Great New 

York Sueeess, LITTLE JACK SHEPPARD! THAT'S ALL! 
Box Sheet Now Open. [Jan. 8. 

TIVOLI OPERA HOUSE — Eddy Street, Near Market. 

Krelixu BROS Sole Proprietors and Managers 

THE ONLY HOLIDAY SUCCESS IN THE CITY! 
Offenbach's Great Spectacular Operetta, 

O lE&'IF HBTJS, 
Produced upon a Gorgeous scale, with .Magnificent Transformations, Won- 
derful Electric Effects. Grand Chorus and Ensemble, and 
THE BEAUTIFUL DEVIL MAUC11 ! 
Our Same Popular Prices— 25 cents and 50 cents. [Jan. S. 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



Tlu* baseball fever i- running hifih, very high. The \ 
by the Haverlya over the Louisvilles two weeks ago sent California 
stork up t<> the Kenlth. But, unhappily for local pride, it came down 
On Si « Yi rated as the 

• •i nine iii the Cali font in League, met the Kentuckians and 
were beaten onl ol their boots. Four runs t<> nothing is about as clean 
ol whitewash as any team could, with modesty, demand, 
There was some fine play on both sides.bat Paatz and Cook were 
altogether too good for the Local men, and Cline's generalship worsted 
them frequently. The play at all points, pitching, batting, base run- 
ning and Reldlng, was altogether in favor of Louisville. Morris and 
Carroll were in good form, Taylor and Pogarty fielded in grand atyle, 
but, as n whole, the Pioneers showed weak batting form. Thi 
a large attendance, about 5,000 persons being present. They were 
both liberal and just In applause. * >n Sunday the local champions, 
the Haverlvs, who had scored the first win against the Louis villes, 
met them for the second time at Central Park, and were hopeless!} 
and shamefully beaten. The Louisville men began to score in the 
second inning, and they continued to make run- throughout the 
match, finishing off with G in the ninth attempt; the total being 10, 
which was tin- largest number of runs ever made in a first-class 
match in California. The Haverlya were allowed to make 5— very 
thin Kalve to the sort- wonnds made by the batting of the Louis- 
ville men. The victories scored so easily by the visitors can be in 
part accounted for by the discipline under which they play. The 
men are looked after, and each took his plan- on Saturday and Sun- 
day tit for service. The California men belong to a go-as-you-please 
league, which means that they are not always compelled to do their 
level best. The game between tlu- Oreenhood and ofOrans and Pio- 
al Alameda, on Sunday, was only fairly played. The attend- 
ance was small, the multitude, of course, going to see the Haverlvs 
wipe out the Louisvilles. The Pioneers neat the Oakland boys by 
four to three. The three matches played so close together were mark- 
ed by indifferent umpiring, and the crowd at each game made them- 
selves hoarse in shouting dissent. To-morrow the Greenhood and 
Morans will meet the Louisvilles for the second time. The local 
players have been working hard to tit themselves for the match, and 
the result \\ ill indicate whether the Louisville players have the 
marked superiority over local men that their two victories of Satur- 

:id Sundav last surest. 

■*■*■##* 

ThjfrCalifornia Lawn Tennis Club \\ ill open it- new grounds to-day. 
The site i- <>n the corner of Bush and Scott streets, and is very pleas- 
antly situated. The three courts arc completed and the carriage 
drive is in process of construction. The Club-house and other build- 
ings are well advanced toward completion. The'club has now 95 
members, of whom IS are life members. The names of the latter 
arc as follows; Mrs. Theresa Fair, M rs. John S. J lager, Mrs. John 

Parrott, Miss 1"1 I.Messrs. William Alvord, R< ibert Balfour, < j-eorge 

l.. Brander, 0. 1". Crocker, James G. Fair. K. I'.. Form an, John W. 
Mackay, Henry Scott, G. M. Perine, William H.Taylor and A. L. 
Tubbs. Thanks to the liberal support of the above named ladies and 
gentlemen the club will be able to complete the contemplated im- 
provements upon its grounds and begin the season with a satisfac- 
tory balance slnrt, a fine list of active members, and the most hand- 
somely appointed grounds in this part of the country. 

* * * * * 

Henceman, the Stockton oarsman, has issued a conditional chal- 
lenge to Peterson ; the pair would make a good race. Henceman has 
beaten every California sculler except Peterson, and should be able to 
find a backer for $250, for which amount Peterson claims that lie is 
ready to row. There has been such a long lapse of blank time since 
a race was rowed in California waters, that people will soon forget 
what a wager boat looks like. 

* # * * ■* 

The monthly meeting of the Pacific Kennel Club was held in the 
Palace Hotel on Wednesday night. Col. Stuart M. Taylor presiding. 
It is pleasant to know that the list of members has now passed the 
century, the most recent additions being Baron Shroedery, Charles 
Wilkens, and Edson F. Adams. The .Southern Pacific Company has 
agreed to offer the club the most favorable rates for travel that can 
be secured from any other corporation. Col. Taylor reported that he 
had ordered three dogs of different breeds, the best of their kinds that 
he could obtain in the country or England, James E. Watson also 
reported that he had ordered from England a pair of black pointers 
and a pair of clumber spaniels. The members of the club started a 
fund for the purchase of some high-bred dogs, and an appeal will be 
made to each member for a subscription with that object in view. 
The steady increase of members and the practical work done at each 
meeting indicates that within a year the club will be one of the most 
substantial and useful in the country. 

*■***# 

The yachting season for the present year bids fair to surpass any 

of its predecessors. The 1,000 guinea cup offered by English yachts- 
men, to be sailed for by any yachts in the world, will attract several 
American competitors, and the moot question whether American 
yachts can win in English waters and under English rules will be de- 
cided. The attempt of Thistle to capture America's cup will attract 
all eyes to the Clyde tor many months to come, and Mr. Bell's yacht 
will be scanned by more critical eyes than any boat that lias ever 
been launched. While in Eastern and English waters the sport will 
be of the most active kind nothing brilliant can be anticipated in 
our bay. There is but a slim chance of any new craft being con- 
structed, and doubts are expressed as to whether last year's fleet will 
come out intact. Rumors of probable sales are current. Chispa 
keeps up her character as a Winter cruiser. Commodore Gutte and 
small parties of friends are enjoying the beautiful sailing weather 
which lias prevailed during the past two months. Nellie is still in 
commission, but she airs her canvas only at long intervals. 
***** 
Smith, the English champiou pugilist, may be expected to reach 



\. w \ ork within ft I ih- expressed purpose in visiting the 

I nited Slate Mill i van. Doubtless a match will ho 

made, but there Is vcrj i ttle chance ol the mill coming "il in any of 
the Inrgc Eastern cities New York, Philadelphia,! hii 
ion have in turn refused t<> allow the champion to fl hi in public. Mr 

will n.-vcr tight Smith or auj other man In private, so that it the 

meel mi publi i come to San Franc i co, « In 

crowd will greei them with applause and load them down with solid 
coin. 



POSSIBILITIES FROM SACRAMENTO. 

It is possible that the present Legislature will accomplish expected 
legislation, but it in nol very probable. The two houses being con- 
trolled by oppo.-iic political parties which are already betraying] h 

hostility to each other, very little is likely to be ace pushed. 

That a targe majority of both houses are new members who have pel 

to learn their business. Thai the average intelligenci ol tin \ 

senibly is higher than usual and thai of the Senate is lower. That 

the latter body, however, contains some able men, among whom arc 

Vrooman, Clunie, White, Ptoseand Hoggs. Thai Vrooman will be 

the sole and undisputed leader of the Republicans, whilst Clunie will 
lead one wing of the Democrats and Boggs the other. The appear- 
ances arc thai the Democratic Senators wiil not be as united and har- 
monious as they might be. That there is a country element led by 

Boggs who are kicking like steers. That there are twenty-six Demo- 
crats in the Senate, fourteen of whom are a majority in caucus and 

therefore rule the roost.-: — That BOSS Buckley has captured ibit 

number, who are already named " the solid fourteen." It is a well 

put up game, if not pushed too far, so as to cause a split, That 

eight of the fourteen come from San Francisco and make their head- 
quarters with the Boss and his lambs at the Union, far away from 
the noise and bustle that prevail around the Golden Eagle. They 
are thus kept out of the way of hearing things and being tempted to 
desert from the fold. They are being remarkably well held in band. 
Verily the votes cast by the people at (be last election have made the 

Boss a power in the land, which it is idle to attempt to disguise or 

gainsay. That .Senators Murphy and Sullivan are, next to Clunie, 

likely to cut a figure in the San Francisco delegation. That Lewis 

is pretty sure to lose his seat in the Assembly on tin- ground that he 
was not a resident in his district for twelve months prior to the day 

of election. That Doss Biggins is credited with having paid a 

brother of Lewis $300 lor an affidavit setting forth the facts.- — That 
there is a disposition to deprive several Democrats of their scats 
in the Assenibly, and that disposition would surely prevail if 
it were not certain that the Senate would retaliate. Two can 
play at that game. That the evidence being taken in San Fran- 
cisco in the contest against Lewis is being much commented 
upon, and is affording Republicans much excuse for the cry 
now being raised to " turn the rascals out." There is some 
surprise that the daily press of San Francisco has had so little to say 

about that evidence. That there are several grip sacks full of bills 

in Sacramento. That it is pretty sure some of them are cinch bills, 

and will need the attention of those whom they may concern. That 

the lobby was never, even in the Hush old times, as full as it is now. 

That already pretty nearly every interest that it is possible to affect 

by legislation is represented in Sacramento. That some of those 

interests are seeking favorable legislation that will prove a surprise, 
whilst others are dreading hints they have received that they will be 

harassed. That it is predicted already that there will be enough 

profitable work on hand to induce members to stay 30 days beyond 

the date on which their per diem ceases. That the all-absorbing 

topic at present is the election of United States Sena lor, which will, 

if all goes well, take place on Tuesday, the 18th of this month. 

Hearst's friends say that the real contest is over, and that nothing re- 
mains but to cast and count the votes. They claim that the result of 
the election in November last entitles him tb the seat. — That Eng- 
lish is working for him like a beaver, and his whole time is devoted 
to heading off new moves of the enemy. He is here, there and every- 
where, and all reports to the contrary notwithstanding, is doing good 
work and managing his forces with admirable discretion.-*— That 
Joseph Clark, Dr. Cleveland, Private Secretary Townsend, W. W. 
Foote, ex-Senator Denis Spencer and Senator Moffit of Alameda are 
his principal aids at present, but will presently be strongly re-en forced. 
That the elements of opposition to Hearst are strongly represent- 
ed. That Russell Wilson is making his father's light, aided by 

Colonel Joe Hoge.— That John P. Irish is on the ground, working 

in company with Jesse D. Carr. That Senator Rose and the Los 

Angeles delegation are attending to the interests of Hellman. That 

a curious offer of the Senatorshin was made to Governor Bartlett 
which he declined. 'That it is said that if there is to be a compromise 
candidate he may prove to be Senator John Hoggs, but not unless he 
placates Hearst's friends more than he is now doing. -That it is 
wonderful what little effect the Chronicle and Bulletin's editorials are 
having upon the Senatorial fight. -That the opposition would be 
stronger if it could unite upon some one man. That if the Demo- 
cratic rule that the minority must submit to a fairly constituted ma- 
jority is to prevail, it is difficult to see how Hearst can be defeated 

That there are 65 Democrats, of whom 33 constitute a majority. 

It is claimed that Hearst has 45 sure votes, which under no circum- 
stances can be taken away from him. That it is claimed that Hear.' t 

won his fight at the election just as ex-Senator Sargent tried to win 
his, and as W. M. Stewart did in Nevada, and as the late General 

John F. Miller won his fight in this State six years ago. That no 

Democrat has yet said he will not enter the caucus. That Clunie 

did a smart thing wdien he got White out of his way by making him 
President pro tern. That the irrigation problem is again to vex leg- 
islators. That a bill defining the duties of administrators of intes- 

tite estates is to be introduced. They aTe to be required to pay all 
moneys into the treasury.^— That a bill to make San Francisco's po- 
lice responsible to somebody will be strongly supported. That the 

codes are to be so changed as to take away from District Attorneys 
the power to dismiss indictments without an open and public hear- 
ing.' That the salaries of the Railroad Commissioners are to be 
cut down to a nominal figure. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



DOUBT. 
Fell, gloomy Spirit, leave my .sight! 

I seek not for thy dark regard 
That touches everything with blight, 

And renders life so cold and hard. 
Hope's sweetest Mowers rlroop 'neath thy glance: 

Truth's radiant sun thou dost eclipse: 
K'en Progress halts at thy advance, 

And Love's smile freezes on his lips. 
Begone! I scorn thy evil power: 

Thou canst not hold my soul in thrall, 
Or fright me with thy ghastly lower: 

I will have faith in spite of all. f. h 

San IPrancisco, January &th, 1887. 



A GLANCE AT SOME MINES. 

Editor ''News Letter:" Starting from San Francisco by rail in early 
December I reached the National Hotel in Nevada City, stopping a 
few days with the indefatigable Hector Brothers, who always make 
their guests comfortable and contented. Here I visited some of the 
gold mines which are bringing to the surface great quantities of ore 
and paying dividends which are only known to the owners and their 
immediate friends. From Nevada City I took stage to North San 
Juan ( 12 miles), looked at the mineral belt at Sweetland, where there 
is a wide vein of $fi ore, upon which has been sunk two shafts, about 
two miles apart, showing a large quantity of pay stuff carrying clay 
slates and quartz, stratified and much decomposed, with free gold, 
readily saved in horn and pan. The gold is light but of good quality. 
With proper concentrators these ores would yield good returns and 
the success of that mineral belt be assured. I proceeded onward by 
stage, driven by Mr. Glover, to Downieville, where Mr. Lusk took 
the ribbons for Sierra City, both drivers having a team of four hue 
animals, which were handled in a praiseworthy manner up and down 
the tine roads over the craggy mountains. 1 listened to the gentle- 
manly drivers in their discourses of the success and failure of this 
and that mining venture until landed at Mitchell's Hotel, in Sierra 
City, directly under the great Buttes of the Sierra Nevadas, where we 
were treated'in a hospitable manner, with excellent rooms, food and 
service. 

From Mitchell's is seen at a glance the mills and mining works of 
the Sierra Buttes Mining Company, from the HO-stamp mill at No. 9 
tunnel, up to the 50-stamp null at No. 6 tunnel, with large buildings 
and workshops up to the top of the ridge at some 2,500 feet elevation. 
The distance from No. 8 to No. !.) tunnel being 700 feet vertical. In 
No. 8 the vein is now seen about 50 feet wide, of good pay rock, while 
in No. 9 tunnel, which is ,S,200 feet in on the vein, but little pay ore 
is extracted. The order and cleanliness about all these works is re- 
markable, and the production of gold must be great, judging from a 
view had of one of the batteries, showing a mass of amalgam the 
whole length of the mortar, while the plates below the mortars were 
in a healthy golden condition. 

The "Bigelow " mine adjoining the Sierra Buttes on the southeast 
has two veins of gold-bearing ore: the foot wall vein being from 10 to 
20 feet wide, as seen in the drifts and crosscuts from the main tun- 
nel. The ore is valued at from |7 to $12 per ton. The hanging-wall 
vein is 3 to 6 feet wide, of higher grade ore. As tested by milling of 
the ores, they run about $1.5 per ton. The mine is patented and has a 
fine site for a large mill. It is bonded to Doctor Higgins on a long 
and liberal bond. 

Easterly half a mile is the Kentuck, owned by Mr. Kane. This mine 
has tunnels, drifts and inclines on the vein, showing a large amount 
of work done. The ores had been hauled away to arastras on the 
Yuba river for reduction. This, with the Bigelow mine, would make 
a property of large proportions, and they should be in one company, 
on account of their contiguity to each other. Half a mile further 
up the ridge lies the Phoenix mine, nestling under the "Buttes." It 
has excellent buildings and outfit for mining, while beneath, on a 
pleasant fiat, are buildings and a 10-stanip mill in course of erection. 

.Inst opposite the Phoenix, easterly one mile, is the old " Chips " 
mine and 10-stamp mill. The ore of 'a vein of from 2 to fi feet has 
been stoped above the first tunnel and yields from $7 to $11 per ton, 
while the ore now on the dump from a winze prospects $20 to $25 per 
ton. A new tunnel has been started below to tap the vein nearly 
300 feet deeper, which will doubtless open a large and valuable mine. 

The " Warner " mine, which lies about two miles northerly by trail 
from the Phoenix, has four veins or strtita, being from \y t feet to 20 
feet in width. They are cross cut by a main tunnel, showing values 
from $5 to $50 or more per ton. This property can be tunneled to a 
great depth, and is destined to be one of the great mines of this dis- 
trict. 

Directly opposite, northerly from the " Warner" mine, is the noted 
" Young America," with a 40-stam.p mill yielding nearly $1,500 daily, 
with ores in sight for a long time to come. It is said this property 
has been bonded for $2,500,000. 

In a southwest direction from Sierra City five miles lies a series of 
four mines, recently bonded to Mr. Maltman, who is in charge of the 
chlori nation works at the Sierra Buttes mine. These are the Flor- 
ence, Ohio, Celinas and Mercer, the latter having a tunnel 479 feet 
running on the vein, showing it to be four feet average width, of from 
$10 to $12 per ton, while it is estimated there are 13,000 tons of ore 
above the present tunnel ready to be stoped down. Another tunnel 
can be run which willgive 1,000 feet backs on the Mercer, besidegreat 
backs in each of the other veins. An immense growth of timber, as 
also a water power, is included in this property. 

All the above mines and mills thereto belonging may be run bv 
water power and under great pressure. Much enterprise is exhibited 
in Sierra City in building improvements, and the coming season will 
doubtless bring a boom to that mining section. Aoqg. 

Downieville, December 27th, 1886. 



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January 3, 1887. 



CURRENT ACCOUNTS AND PATRONAGE SOLICITED 
[Jan. 1.] 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Office of the Hibernin Savings and Loan Society, 
N. k. Corner Montgomery and Poet Streets, 

san P&4NC1SCO, Jannary 8, 1887. 

Ata regular meeting of the Bonn! of Directors of thlB Society, held this 

ilny, a dividend, at the cats of 9M i H ' r cent par annum, for the six months 

andtng with December 81, 1886, was declared on all deposits, free from all 

taxes, and payable from and niter this date. 

Jan. B U. J. TOHIN, Secretary. 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation. 
The Annual Meeting ol the stockholders of the ANGLO-NEVADA AS- 
SURANCE CORPORATION will be held at the Office of the Corporation, 
No. 410 Pine utreet, .San Francisco, Cal., on 

Monday, the 10th day of January, 1887, 

At the hour <>f :t o'clock p. >i., for the purpose ol eleetiue. a Board of Direc- 
tor* fur the ensuing year, and for the transaction of such other business as 
may lawfully come before the meeting. 
Jan. 1.] G. I- BKANDER, President. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 



Office of the Con. California and Virginia Mining Co., 

Ban Francisco, January 4, 1*W. 
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the above named company, 

held this «lav, I>ivi*k-inl No. 2, of Kiftv Cents (50c.) per share, was de- 
clared, payable on MONDAY, JANl'AHV 10th, iss7. Transfer i.noks will 
close January l, 1887, at:ip. m. A. W. HAVENS, Secretary. 

Office— Koom SI, Nevaila Block, 309 Montgomery .street, San Francisco, 

i al i f. tii in, [Jan. 8. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 

For the half-year ending Dec. 31st, 1886, the Board of Directors of THE 
GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY has declared a Dividend at the 
rate of four and thirty-two one-huudredths (4 3'i-ioo) per cent, per annum 
on Term Deposits and three and sixty one-huudredths (3 60-100) percent, per 
annum on ordinary deposits, payable on and after the 3d 'lay of Jan.. 1S.S7. 

Jan. 1J By order. GEO. LETTE, Secretary. 

"DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

San Francisco Savings Union, 

532 California street, corner Webb. 

For the half year ending with 31st December, 1886, a Dividend has been 

declared at the rate nf four and one-half { >l 1 .,) per cent, per annum on Term 

Deposits, and three and three-fourths (3%) percent, per annum on Ordinary 

Deposits, free of taxes, payable on and after Monday, 3d January, 1887. 

Jan, L] LOVELL WHITE, Cashier. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The California Savings and Loan Society, 
Northwest Corner Powell and Eddy Streets 
For the half year endinc December 31st, 18«(i, a dividend has been declared 
at the rate of four and one-half (1' 2 ) per cent, per annum on Term Deposits, 
and three and three-fourths (3%) per cent, per annum on Ordinary De- 
posits, free from taxes, payable ou and after January 3d, 1887. 
Jan. i.] VER NON CAMPBE LL, Secretary. 

C. WOOLRICH, 

Commission and Forwarding Agent, Mazatlan, Mexico. 

Agent for Pacific Mail S. S. Co., Royal Mail S. P. Co., The Marine Insur- 
ance Co. and Lloyds of London. 

A residence of 34 years on the west coast of Mexico enables me to offer 
useful services and large experience to intending investors and owners of 
properties for the purchase and sale of mines, lands, etc., in Siualoa and 
adjoining States. 

Merchandise and machinery forwarded to the interior and all commis- 
sion business transacted with care and punctuality. ("Oct. 2. 

HENRY cTlYDE^ - 

ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR - AT - LAW. 

MICROSCOPICAL EXAMINER 

Of Handwriting, Inks, Papers, etc., in the Detection of Forgeries, 

Counterfeits and Imitations. 



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ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 

Rooms 6 and 7, 234 Montgomery Street. 

[June 19.] 



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I rind Publish rf < .FREDERICK HARRIOTT, 

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s.\n I'"i[\m lhi o, January 8, 1887. 
Tin- Knights of Labor nre going to pieces, and this is the reason 
why: Their Richmond Convention last October elected officers, of 
whom a delegate was able to say " then: is nol a single man « ho has 
worked as a laborer within tenyears. And all of them are pr< i 
atonal organizers for what money there is in it. They are Knights of 
Labor for the rnonej there is in it. I give tin' organization 

just three years mure to live." Since these WOrdS were spoken 

several things have happened. A strike, entirely without defense or 
excuse, was ordered in the Chicago packing houses by one ol these 
officers, who work with their months; it collapsed, the' places ol the 
strikers being taken largely by new men, and all Spina to work under 
an agreement which leaves part of their wages in Hie emoployers' 
hands, to be forfeited in the event of a fresh strike without giving 

reasonable notice. The Salem tannery hands, who Struck last June, 

came out as follows: 1,300 new; men ("' scabs ") an.- employed, and "><n> 

old men who returned on the employers' terms, leaving .'i'" 1 places to 

be competed for by the other L.000 men who discharged themselves. 

A strike was ordered last month among the New Jersey glass-blow- 
ers, and Bix assemblies promptly surrendered their charters rather 

than obey. The New York knit-goods strike is at an end. These 
operatives undertook to dictate that men should not lie hired or dis- 
charged unless approved by them. Then the mills combined in a 
Lock-out, and are now running again on the old terms. The Cali- 
fornia Associated Press reported that "an arrangement had been 
come to with the Knights of Labor," one of the gratuitous falsehoods 
with which this press organization habitually misleads California 
workingmen, for the fact is [hat the mills refused to recognize the 
Knights at all. And now we have a secret circular from Mr. Pow- 
derly, in which he gives tacts in regard to two of the " officers" of 
the order — the men who work with their mouths: " The General Ex- 
ecutive Board (says Mr. Powderly) has never bad the pleasure of 
meeting with Mr. Qompers when In- was sober." And in relation to 
the unintelligible cigarmakers strike in New York, captained by a 
Mr. tttrasser, we have the intimation that '* but one reason can ' In- 
assigned for the unaccountable actions of the ofiicers of the Inter- 
national (Cigarmakers) Union, and that is, that men who indulge to 
excess in the use of intoxicants cannot transact business with cool 
heads." 

The Argonaut last week gave some of the personal recollections of 
its editor anent comparative rates of wages in the United States now 
and forty years ago. Personal recollection does not carry the weight 
of broad statistical comparison, and we now reinforce the Argonaut's 
memory with actual figures. The annual average wages of mechan- 
ics in the United States have actually risen from $408 in I860 to $720 in 
1886, and, what is even more notable, the purchasing power of these 
wages for the skilled laborer has increased during the past twenty 
years (namely, since 1865) between 80 and 100 per cent. That is to 
say, the decent mechanic has always maintained a certain standard 
of living. He must dress seemly and so must his family. He must 
occupy premises of a certain respectability. If he does not do these 
things he loses standing in his "set" and with his employers. Now, 
the average aggregate cost of all the things that go to make up the 
living of a married mechanic in good standing is from 50 to ii0 per 
cent, of what it was in 1865. The purchasing power of the laborer's 
wages in the same time has increased from 40 to 50 per cent. A 
larger part of his income goes for mere food than of the mechanic's; 
he maintains a lower standard of living in everyway; still, the 
average annual cost of all the things that go to make up his neces- 
sary outlay is from (Hi to 70 percent, of what it was in 1865. Taking 
the rise in wages and the fall in prices together, they show that the 
position of the unskilled laborer to-day is better than that of the 
skilled journeyman of I860; while the position of the journeyman is 
nearly as favorable as that of many professional men thirty years 
ago. * In the light of these facts, it is not easy for the American to 
look on the tramp as a martyr or the "scab''' as an oppressor. In 
1886 the people of the United Slates spent nine hundred millions ol 
dollars in "retail" drinks. In Illinois alone, these retailers paid 
nearly five million dollars in license taxes— ami yet made money on 
what they took in. Whose money did they take in? 

While alcoholism is a bad thing, bad drink gives it its worst form. 
A man may drink a bottle of champagne with comfort and satisfac- 
tion, or have a pint of "gooseberry" (really made with sulphuric 
acid) and wake up with a headache. A spirit drinker may get "full" 
on Glenlivat and wake up with a headache, or be may take half the 
quantity of long-shore whisky and wake on the verge of delirium. 
This is the stuff that literally murders and procreates the foredoomed 
criminal. From the proposition that alcoholism is at once the cause 
of crime and parent of criminality, it follows as a practical conse- 
quence that the liquor traffic ought to be controlled by local author- 
ity. Alcoholic drinks afford a convenient source for raising revenues. 
Their taxation has been a popular measure from the first import of 
French brandies into England more than two centuries ago. While 
alcoholic stimulants are recognized as property (says the Supreme 
Court of New Jersey), and entitled to the protection of the law, own- 
ership in them is subject to such restraints as are demanded by the 
highest considerations of public expediency. Such enactments are 
regarded as police regulations, established for the prevention of 
pauperism and crime, for the abatement of nuisances, and the pro- 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



motion of public health and safety. High license strikes at the root 
of many of the evils connected with dealing in drink. " To reap part 
of the gain which comes from the sale of intoxicants (says Rev. Wm. 
Cunningham) does not involve the State in any complicity in the 
evil of excessive drinking ; and high license should prove an effective 

Sractical measure in cases where prohibition could not be attempted." 
[igh License thus avoids all the difficulty which arises from passing 
laws to punish conduct that is not generally recognized as criminal. 

We are so accustomed to the " saloon " that we are apt to look upon 
it as part of the order of nature, any wish to mitigate which is "sickly 
sentimentalism," impracticable and the mark of a crank. A century 
ago, high license might have seemed almost an impiety, like vaccina- 
tion, since God had invented small-pox as a mode of punishing sin. 
Saloons are thickest where people are poorest, alcoholism and poverty 
re-acting mutually as cause and effect; squalor and innutrition pro- 
ducing morbid conditions of mind and body, which find relief in 
drink, as drink in turn produces destitution aiid creates the heritable 
tendency to alcoholism. The drinking husband makes a drinking 
wife, and begets fore-ordained drunkards. A recent English book 
describes the weekly marriage performance at a chapel in the East 
end of London. A dozen couples are usually turned off together, 
and all, or nearly all, along with nearly all the audience, are usually 
drunk. Often, one or another has to be brought np on several succes- 
sive occasions before he or she is sober enough to give a legal assent. 

The scenes simultaneously enacted in the chapel by the spectators 
are almost too obscene for description. This, it is true, is an extreme 
British example of crime culture, and may have no parallel on this 
side of the water. It is only the goal toward which the unlicensed 
saloon tends and conducts. " When Great Britain went to war with 
China to force the opium trade on the Middle Kingdom, her neigh- 
bors were shocked, and with reason. Those, however, who perceived 
clearly enough the immorality of England's policy on that occasion 
have failed to see, in the national support of the saloon, a betrayal of 
the masses bearing an ugly resemblance to that involved in the 
opium war." It is the general acquiescence in the evil that makes 
it so hard to deal with. But the thing yet harder to understand 
is the dullness of Americans in not making this prime source of 
social evil also the prime source of social revenue. Here in San 
Francisco the saloons will easily pay a license revenue of $1,000,000 a 
year, and yet this magnificent income is neglected and ignored. And 
why? Will the charter-makers tell us why ? Dare they do so? An 
outgiving from them would be interesting, at least. It might prove 
unexpectedly instructive, and so unexpectedly useful. 

The money annually payable by the municipality of San Francisco 
directly to "labor" is about $2,500,000, being the interest at 5 per 
cent, on fifty millions of dollars, or a direct money power greater 
than that of all the commercial banks and insurance companies put 
together. This vast power is controlled by one or another of two 
bosses of disreputable character, through an organization of saloon- 
keepers, toughs, ruffians and criminals. The process is that of organ- 
izing political ward and district clubs; packing caucuses; holding 
primaries in disreputable places; having beer in the back room and 
treating the boys; having inspectors at their primaries, who will "see 
to it" that the " right men " are " counted in." Experience shows 
that the work " pays." The respectable classes have about as much 
chance against tins organization as undrilled and unarmed citizens 
against a conquering army. It is no use telling the amateur that he 
ought to attend caucuses. If he has been there he has been beaten, 
and he may as well stay away while the present state of affairs lasts. 
Is there, then, no remedy? There is. If there is no pillage and no 
pay, the army of mercenaries will not very long remain together. 
The remedy is to stop the supply of offices and money. There is no 
other. This can be done only by Civil Service Reform. Civil Service 
Reform has barely begun. Of city, state and town patronage, a part 
only is reformed in two States — New York and Massachusetts. In 
Boston alone does the reform include the laborers, the staple material 
for machine caucus packing, and in no part of the service has the 
reform worked with more ease and satisfaction. The need of the 
hour is to strengthen the reform and extend it to all subordinate 
offices and employments, federal, state and municipal. All that the 
charter freeholders of San Francisco have to concern themselves 
about are the municipal employments. Until they deal with these 
they are only trying to avoid the hard work of real reform, and try- 
ing short cuts that can only land us again in quagmires of despond- 
ency. So long as the " spoils" last, it will pay the professional rascal 
to devote his whole time to making himself master of the details of 
"running his district," and establishing "claims" to money or 
"patronage." Abolish patronage, and you abolish this particular 
rascal and this particular crime. 

There are times when any and every close observer of passing 
events must despair of ever seeing an honest and j>atriotic adminis- 
tration of public affairs in this city. Political power must be vested 
somewhere. When the wheel of politics turns it into the hands of 
characterless corner-grocery statesmen, we expect to see Boss rule 
prevail, and we naturally set to work to devise means which will pre- 
vent such things occurring in the future. In such prevention a reli- 
able cure for the evil of Boss rule is apparent. But when the wheel 
of politics turns power into the hands of gentlemen of business and 
social standing and character, and they hasten to submit themselves 
to Boss dictation, it would seem as though all avenues of escape are 
closed. It is, therefore, interesting to note that the members of the 
new Board of Education met in caucus last week, before they had 
taken office, and resolved to allow the Democratic County Committee 
— the other name for which is Boss Buckley— to instruct them as to 
how they should distribute the Board's "patronage." Among those 
who took part in the caucus which resolved to pursue this infamous 
course were Charles Kohler, Dr. Bowie, and others of like standing. 
Wfien these gentlemen were before the people, they were voted for in 
the belief that their position and character would raise them above 
the dictation of the Boss, and yet before they have assumed their 



official station they voluntarily place their necks beneath the yoke 
of the blind whisky retailer. Surely nothing more atrocious "than 
this could be conceived of! The meaning of this caucus is that the 
School Department is again to be made the theatre of jobbery, favor- 
itism and corruption ; that positions from the highest to the lowest 
are to be in the market for sale — the price sometimes being female 
virtue, sometimes coin, and sometimes political considerations. 
Already a widow, with several small children depending upon her, 
has been removed from her position as janitoress, not because she 
was incompetent or unfaithful, but because her position was wanted 
by the Democratic County Committee, which its other name is Boss 
Buckley. 

The Charter Commission of Freeholders has done its work so far 
with a good deal of intelligence as well as manifest zeal and a single- 
ness of purpose on the part of the majority that is noways doubtful. 
The minority, captained by the bosses' representative, has been in 
the main firmly put in its proper place and "sat upon." The details 
of the charter thus far arranged are as good as could be fairly looked 
for. But as yet, details only and not fundamentals— the apparatus 
of administration, not principles of government — have been dealt 
with. The charter ax drawn ts acceptable to the busses: its adoption will 
be ordered and carried by them. This single consideration ought to 
startle the reform majority of the Commission into serious reflection 
on what they have as yet left undone. It ought to satisfy them, as well 
as the majority of their fellow citizens who are in sympathy with 
them, that their work may be such as ought to be rejected in the end. 

Since the foregoing was written the Charter Commission has made 
public its proposed chapter relating to the Police Department. Al- 
though it appears to deal with essential reform somewhat haltingly, 
we are not prepared to say that its provisions are insufficient. 

They have not yet mustered courage to deal with the two over- 
mastering evils of bad government — the" two seats and sources of all 
the disease; namely, spoils in office, and rum. The Chronicle has re- 
peatedly called to their attention that provision of the law under 
which they are acting, which allows them to submit to a separate 
vote any s'pecific propositions of reform. They can provide for a 
Civil Service Commission and a License Commission, each with full 
and independent power to act, to come into being when approved by 
a popular vote. Provision must be made for taking this vote again 
arid again when called for by the mayor acting on the petition of a 
sufficient number of voters — even if this number be made so high as 
one-fourth of the voting power of the city. Then the decent and 
honest part of the community can go on with its fight against the po- 
litical Devil until he is beaten. But if its hands are to be manacled 
in this great fight by a charter that deals only with the symptoms of 
disease— driving it* in— then the adoption of the charter will be a 
calamity. 

In virtue of a law which is inherent in human nature, the poor are 
bent on getting rich, and the rich on getting richer. Many employers 
are as ready to take advantage of every opportunity to lower wages 
as workmen are to demand higher pay, with one only exception. 
Employers are unanimous in demanding tariff taxes to enhance their 
workmen's pay ! It is true that when they have shut the foreign 
goods out, they pool their factories, shut up one-third of them alto- 
gether and discharge the "hands"; in the remaining two-thirds, the 
remaining "hands" are employed about 210 days out of a possible 
305; on this arrangement the factories make profit enough to pocket 
their own dividends and pay dividends to those that are locked up. 
It is also true that the products soldare consumed — three-fourths of it 
by the farming class and the larger part of the remainder by these 
fortunate "hands" who are shielded by their benevolent employers 
from the pauper labor of Europe. Indeed the milk of human kind- 
ness flows so copiously in their breasts, that these employers actual- 
ly import those paupers to become partakers in the blessings which 
it is at once their own happiness and business to shed on their fellow 
men. The money value of these blessings is in Pennsylvania coal 
mines (official); Highest average annual wages paid, miners on con- 
tract, per week, $8.84; on wages, $7; engineers, $8.84; blacksmiths, 
$7.16; ; Doys, slate-pickers, $1.70. These are in anthracite mines: in 
the bituminous they are about $1 per week less. The man is obliged 
to live in a shanty which he is not allowed to own, at an average rent 
of $5 per month; and to buy all his supplies at the company's "pluck- 
me" store, of inferior quality at superior prices. On the outskirts of a 
mining village stands the residence of the owner. ''There everything 
was bare and mean and hard, as though the homes of men were but 
places to eat and sleep in like the stables of horses. Save the com- 
pany number, not a vestige of paint, not a springing flower or a blos- 
soming shrub. Here beds of color that shamed the glory of Solomon's 
attire, palms from the hot house contrasting with the foliage of na- 
tive shade trees, and everything that betokened wealth and taste." 
It recalled to the traveler a similar scene and similar contrast in Con- 
naught! Down on your marrow-bones, workingman, while the mas- 
ter whines over you. "Protect this American laborer." 

Colonel Cie?d Haymond, who has. for many years past, been one 
of the most conspicuous figures at the Bar of California, has just been 
appointed general solicitor and counsel for the Southern Pacific Com 
pany in the place of the late Judge Sanderson. Colonel Haymond 
has for some time past been in the employ of this Company's legal 
department, and his promotion to the head of that department is 
well merited, for he has exhibited rare discernment and skill in the 
discharge of the duties committed to him. 

The Hon. Wm. M. Stewart has received the caucus nomination of 
the Republicans in the Nevada Legislature and will be the next Sena- 
tor from that State. Mr. Stewart is a lawyer of marked capacity and 
has already served one term in the august body to which he is about 
to be returned. His addition to the representation of this coast is a 
matter upon which we may all congratulate ourselves, because he 
will be an influential Senator and his influence will add to the politi- 
cal importance of the coast. 



Jan."8, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



II 



TOWN CRIER. 

"Hear tin* Crier Wnal th« devil art thou?" 

"One thai will pley (be devil, -ir, with von.* 1 

A young; woman >>t Ashley, near Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, who 
had been speechless f"r eight years, was restored i" eloquence the 
other day by drinking water in which some plaster from the miracle- 
chapel at Knock had been soaked. This i- cheaper treatment than 
visiting tin- shrine itself, and its efficacy is attested not only by this 

in-t. e bill by analogy. In the year L40Oa monk at Seville was dy- 

i fever. 1 1 *■ was given some wine in which was n pinch ol 
earth from the Holy Land. His cure was speedy, and be died of 
plague six weeks later. Daring the second crnsnde an English 
knight, sir Henry de Ruyter, son and heir to the famous miser. Lord 
Mitrchdeen. brought borne a bottle o( water from the Jordan, Being 
Boreh afflicted with poverty be cured himself by administering it to 
the old man. This miraculous elHcacy of the Jordan water i- sup- 
posed to be due to its consistency, which the chronicler of the inci- 
dent describee as "ezceadynge ye thick kenesse of parson nea in a 
bedd, nomberynge three narsonnes." ( It is not meant that an eccle- 
siastical triumvirate of this sort is thicker than a similar c bina- 

tion of laymen the word "parsonnes" means, simply, "persons."! 
The Abbot ol Bath, believing himself afflicted with leprosy, took a 
piece of the true cross, burned it. leeched the ashes with holy water, 
ami from it* lye, combined with the chrism, made n soap, every step in 
the process being accompanied with imposing religious rites and cere 
monies. Then, before the altar and in the presence of his entire 
Hock, several Bishops and n special Legate from Rome, he anointed 
his whole body with the soap and washed. His cure was permanent : 
be never washed again. Nor could there be any doubt as to the 
agency, for he bad never washed before. 



Professor Davidson is no longer President of the Academy of 
Sciences, and the heavenly bodies arc taking counsel together as to 
whether it is wise to go on. If the Professor is truly magnanimous, 
he will arge them to pursue their tranquil courses as of old, in the 
hope of his reelection. In the meantime he will cultivate the news- 
papers with renewed assiduity and explain, as an interesting scien- 
tific- fact, how the Lick bequest was drawn* out of that grasping old 
philanthrope by the Davidsonese persona) magnetism. By the way, 
the violet tDavid*onia dammodesta), which was observed timidly to 
peep from the ground when the Professor was born, is now quite a 
large phffit, towering a hundred feet above the tallest trees, deliver- 
ing roaring odors and making faces till all's blue. 



Elder A. T. Jones, of the Seventh-day Adventist persuasion, has 
taken a noble, fearless and honorable stand against the proposed 
Sunday law. He wants a Saturday law— curse him ! 



" Business was generally suspended" in Charleston, S. C, the 
other day, while the New Year was dnly welcomed by a parade of 
ruin n-d soldiers, constituting the First Brigade of the National Guard 
(>f South Carolina. The fine martial bearine: and splendid marching 
of the troops were noted by the populace with generous enthusiasm, 
and the proceedings were marred by but a single disagreeable inci- 
dent. As the head of the column was passing' the cemetery a well- 
known local statesman who died in 1860 came out of his tomb with a 
crooked cane hanging on the bones of his left forearm and stood at- 
tentively regarding the procession, with sockets from which the eye- 
balls hail been long estranged. His battered and discolored shroud 
flapped in the breeze that stirred the soldiers' flaj?; his dessicated flesh 
fell unconsidered from its bones. From his skinless pate, fearfully 
and wonderfully polished by that neat-handed Phyllis, the grave- 
worm, the sunbeams made angles of reflection greatly superior to 
those of incidence. For a little space of time this ancient considered 
that modern pageant, then, with the simple and superfluous expla- 
nation that he would be damned, this Hinder of a burst regime, this 
dug without a day, this belated echo of a false note in the psean of 
progress, retired to his tomb, nourishing a sore sense of his untoward- 
ness, and anachronistically ungay. 

Miss Kate Nicholson, of Maysville, Kentucky, was moved by the 
spirit of early piety to kneel upon the domestic hearth and execute 
an address to the Throne; but in mid-performance of the rite her 
combustible habiliments ignited and she was removed hence, perish- 
ing in serpentile discomfort, shrilling like a steam-whistle. Now, 
therefore, Rev. Dr. Skyogle Holidrone, and you, Deacon Snufne- 
worthy Garbletext, pray expound the moral of this awful mischance, 
for to the secular understanding it is impellucid. Has the telegraph 
lied? — was the maiden blaspheming? Wnat! you cannot derive from 
this incident any lesson for our spiritual advantage? Go to! go to! 
I will sit no more at the feet of the learned and the pious, making an 
ear, but will take my instruction from Bishop Kip and Dr. Sprecher. 

No one objects to a newspaper supporting the strikers' side of the 
street-railroad controversy, but when the Chronicle sends out its re- 
porters and editors all over town at dead of night to larcen, burgle 
and batter, in order to draw the police away from the roads and give 
the boys a chance at the scabs, I submit that it is going too far. It is 
not legitimate journalism, for no newspaper can make a cent at it. 

San Francisco has one murderer for every thirteen thousand in- 
habitants, but the courts commonly waste so much of his time that 
after awhile he gets discouraged and is very glad to divide his con- 
stituency with another murderer. Even then they gain very slowly 
on immigration and the birth-rate. 

A meeting of New York Socialists has manifested a frosty dis- 
approval of the local authorities of Westchester, who propose to give 
tramps a choice between working and drowning. Why, that is an 
exceptionally generous and humane proposal ; at manj r places they 
are set at work without any alternative. 



" Mining stocks opened active this morning," 

Financier ol tin- /: . on Monday last, " willi hie ad 

'■ tarting 

the market off* well ai the very opening of the Mar." i 
was n Bky-pinnacled idioi grown gidd) with tin- in dtitude 

ofhisownunn i» the chap. His notion that nun of bu*i 

■ud affairs buj what they don t want, or pay for whal the^ do 
want more than the) thmk it worth, from the sentimental ron 
ation ol some financial advantage in starting the year well, tal 
place in the very rronl rank ol spectacular stupidities, To the nu- 
thai precious though! to the financial and commercial genius 
of the man who entertain- ibat dazzling belie! I should like to da 

some distinguished and distinguit-hing b ■ i*. mark my sense <>f 

hi- special anility and general film [f ever I own n bear he shall 

carry entrails to it ; and I will not dock him if he spills one-half of them 
over hi- 1'\\ n feel , 

The Rev. Dr. Mackenzie has been lecturing on Munkacsy's greal 
picture of " Christ before Pilate." The reverend gentleman gave no 
elaborate, accurate and exhaustive a description of the celebrated 

I lain ting that if be should ever have the good fortune tO see it be will 
)e able to recognize it in a minute. 



A sycophant will lick any fo >\ that he can find far enough away 

from the end of his back, but as lie likes cold victuals best, the i 

to which 1m- particularly loves in apply his lithe and viscous tongue 

IS that Of a dead man. These remark- have c-pecia! reference and 

application to that holy man, the Kev. II. \V. Pearson, who on Sun- 
day last preached a sermon on the virtues of the late John A. Logan, 
whom he was pleased to present to our understandings as a kind of 

cross between a painted saint in a cathedral window and tbe croSS- 

legged effigy on the tomb of a crusader. According to this canting 
parson, General Logan was the type and flower of the God-fearing 

Christian and a shining light to American youth in tbe matter of 
earl\ -anil-all-the-tiine piety — in the midst of carnage, even, be did 
not forget bis religious duty. I don't know if Logan considered pro- 
fanity a religious duty; if SO, I must say that in the midst of carnage 
he performed it with a zeal and devotion conspicuously rare and al- 
together admirable. 1 have the testimony of memory that, on a! 
least one occasion of peril and confusion he coupled my own name 

with that of the Creator ill-a Way that OUght to have been infinitely 

gratifying to my pride; but the full effect of this uncommon con- 
junction was somewhat impaired by the fact that, at the moment, I 
was myself conferring upon another chap a similar distinction by a 
few feeble remarks conceived in the same spirit. 



The only anecdote of Logan I know that is worth telling is this: 
He had a warm persona! animosity toward a certain chaplain in his 
Command, who, nevertheless, was an amusing fellow and a pretty 
good man as chaplains run. This fellow met one day a brother pilot 
of the skies wdio hail a lively admiration for Logan. ■■Well," said 
the first, " I just now caught your model Christian soldier swear- 
ing." "Caught him?" echoed the other — "caught hira?" "Yes, 
fairly." " How was it?" " Well, I was up at headquarters instruct- 
ing one of the orderlies as to the foundations oi tbe faith, when the 

General came up and looking me in the eye .said : " (i— d your 

soul to h ! go to your quarters.' " 

When Hearst and Hellman fight, tell, 

Sweet Muse, who'll perish first. 
Why, Hellman long will be in— well, 

He'll rot ere Hearst is hearsed. 



The destruction by fire of eighteen hundred barrels of whisky at 
Owensboro, Kentucky, has brought out the fact that all through 
that State the emblems of mourning used on the occasion of Presi- 
dent Garfield's death are greatly moth-eaten. 



" He was very pale, beads of perspiration stood upon his forehead, 
his teeth were set and he showed evidences of great suffering." These 
cheerful words describe President Cleveland's condition when, on 
New Year's Day, he performed the traditional idiocy of surrender- 
ing his intumescent paw to the gripe of every blackguard who cared 
to scuffle into the region dominated by the presidential paunch. It 
is a pretty picture, truly — as pleasing as that of a fat sow lending the 
rags of her ears to a circumcroachingenvironment of unassorted dog. 

The Central Pacific Railroad has added another Oakland station 
to its local line, and Alameda County's facilities for being triturated, 
depated and unboweled are proportionately increased. The trains 
had not been running to the new station twenty-four hours till the 
customary blockhead availed himself of tbe new opportunity ami was 
inexpressibly hashed. He entered the Hospital for Comminuted 
Idiots, wearing a tin bucket, which fitted him like the copper on a 
ship, and was poured into a bed, where at last accounts he was doing 
well. Comparatively few people have been minced at the other sta- 
tions the past week; most of the worthy persons who select the rail- 
way track as a suitable place for meditation and prayer having been 
run over by wagons in getting to it. An occasional newspaper poet 
(Slopohus pedestris) or contemplative parson {Introspect or obtivivs) 
i< decapitated by a wild engine, greatly to his surprise, or flung bodily 
on to an adjacent roof , to descend at his leisure; but, generally speak- 
ing, the Oakland coroner has for some days had plenty of spare time 
in which to prepare fur another and a better world without imperil- 
ing his temporal interests. The professional wheel-messers and track- 
oilers are biding their time to achieve a glorious dismemberment on 
the comparatively virgin ground of the new station. 

The Hon. Charles A. Sumner has been blarneying the street-rail- 
road rioters, and avers that the outrages were committed by evil-dis- 
posed persons to discredit the "movement." If I owed the devil 
twentv thousand hardy and impenitent liars, and should hand him 
the Hon. Charles A. Sumner, X should expect him to give me back 
fifty Burnette G. Haskells in change. 



12 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



WHAT COULD I DO? 
He aslted me if I would be his bride 

One uve in the twilight gray. 
And he Looked so handsome, and brave, and true, 

That I could not say him nay. 
He told me that he would guard me well 

As long as we both should live, 
And he only asked that I in return 

My hand and my heart should give. 
He whispered low in the still, soft eve. 

And 1 knew that my fate was sealed; 
i knew that I loved him better than life, 

So what could I do but yield? 
They told me he would leave me soon, 

They laughed at the light in my eyes; 
But little I eared for the scorn of those 

Who were out of my Faradise. 
We loved each other as few can love, 

With a love that not death could kill; 
1 knew it was so in those golden days, 

And f know that it is so still. 
He whispered low in the still, soft eve, 

And I knew that my fate was sealed; 
I knew that he was dearer to me than life, 

And what could I do but yield? 
We had not been wedded for long, we two, 

It was only a year and a day. 
When an angel came down from the skies one night 

And called my beloved away. 
I heard the beat of the cold, white wings 

Through the silent, starlit air, 
And I saw on my dear one's face a calm 

That the living can never wear. 
I whispered low in the still, sweet ear, 

But the lips that I kissed were sealed, 
For God had taken my love away, 

And what could I do but yield? — Agnes Neale. 



THE UTILIZATION OF WAVE POWER. 

When Balboa discovered the Pacific, he stood knee-deep in the 
placid waters at Panama, and the name given the great ocean was 
appropriate to the locality. As far north as California, however, it 
is a misnomer, for the waves of that ocean are there large all the 
summer, owing to the prevailing strong winds, and the winter storms 
off shore and near shore create large rollers constantly. It is now 
proposed to utilize this movement of the sea along that coast. In- 
teresting experiments are being carried on at the beach near San 
Francisco, north of the Cliff House, with that view, it being the ulti- 
mate object to supply the city with some 50,000 or 60,000 horse-power 
for industrial purposes, water being used instead of steam. The ex- 
periments are being carried out hy a local engineer. The idea is to 
raise sea water through the medium of a pump operated by the 
waves, to a night of about 350 feet, whence it can lie directed into the 
city and the power used for elevators, nulls, manufactories, etc. 

The apparatus used is described as exceedingly simple. A bridge 
has been built across a chasm into which the waves roll, and from the 
bridge is suspended a strong frame carrying a swinging arm or lever, 
the lower end of which carries a float or paddle immersed in the wa- 
ter. This lever or arm has its upper end suitably connected by rods 
that extend to a heavy crosshead. The lever Is 32 feet long.* The 
crosshead is connected with the plunger of a pump of 12 inches diam- 
eter and 13 feet stroke. The pump is 24 feet above low-water level. 
As the lower arm of the lever moves to and fro with the action of the 
waves, it operates the pump, drawing the water from the sea and 
forcing it to the reservoir on the hill. The float on the submerged end 
of the lever is intended to lie only about one foot under water. It is 
not placed in the long rollers, Ink works in the water inside the first 
line of breakers, so that it obtains the force which dashes the waves 
against the rocks. The operating lever swings on the arc of a circle, 
and can readily be withdrawn from the water as occasion demands, 
the power required to do this being furnished by a water-wheel. 

It is intended, provided the experiments are'satisfaetory, to estab- 
lish a line of these pumps and levers. Other pumps, of lli or 17 feet 
stroke, will be put up. Full stroke is seldom taken, the great length 
being given to provide for emergencies, so as not to break the pumps. 
At present the Latter are pumping through pressure-valve and meter 
to determine the power. The force of the waves to the square foot is 
very large, and those engaged in the enterprise are of opinion that 
storm waves will not seriously affect the motion. The high tides are 
said to make no difference either. The pumps, it may be stated, are 
placed horizontally. 

A Guilty Sacrifice 
should never be made, but ambition and enterprise deserve reward. 
Wherever you are located you should write to Hallett & Co., Portland, 
Maine, and learn about work that you can do and live at borne, earning 
thereby Erom $5 to $25 and upwards daily. Some have earned over $50 in a 
day. All particulars free. Bothsexes. AUages. Capital not needed; you 
are started free. All is new. Those who start at once cannot help making 
snug little fortuues. 

Man: I cometo telPyou about my gas meter. For the last three 
mouths— (las < Htice Olerk : Yes, we know all about it. You'vebeen 
out of town, and all the pipes have been sealed, yet the meter regis- 
ters 13,274 feet. You'll have to pay it all the sain e. Man: You are 
mistaken, sir. I have burned gas all over the house and the meter 
only registers Id feet. I thought I'd notify you of the discrepancy. 
Clerk: I— I— why, sir — (Falls dead). 



Nelson Hoyt, of Cruftsbury, Vt., claims to have a goose that is over 
00 years old. 



IIEsTSTTIR^ILsrCIE]. 



CALIFORNIA TITLE INSURANCE AND TRUST COMPANY, 

206 SANS0ME STREET. 

The Trust Department of this Company is prepared to undertake the man- 
agement of Estates, for which it has peculiar facilities, and to act as Trus- 
tee, Agent, Attorney, etc.; also, as Registrar and Transfer Ageut of the 
Stock of Incorporated Companies. Income Collected and Remitted. 
ALL TRUST FUNDS KEPT SEPARATE. 

CAPITAL STOCK. $250,000. 



Geokoe L. Brandeb, 
Wendell Easton, 
Oliveh Eldridge, 



DIRECTORS: 

Horace L. Hill, John McKee, 

P. N. LtLlENTHAL, J. B. RANDOL, 

George T. Marye, Jr., J. L. N. Shepard. 



officers: 
GEO. T. MARYE, Jr., President, OLIVER ELDRIDGE, Vice President. 



NEVADA BANK 



MILTON B. CLAPP, Secretary. 



fDee. 11.1 



HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

ORGANIZED 1864. 

Principal Office 216 Sansome Street 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin $300, 000.00 

Reinsurance Reserve $287,096.09 

Assets January 1, 1886 $836,269.02 I Premiums since org'izat'n $5,566,465.92 

Surplus for policy holders.. 819,382.72 Losses since organization. 2,408,453.28 

NetSurplusfoverev'ryth'g) 232,286.63 | Income 18S5 544,706.33 

OFFICERS : 

J.F.HOUGHTON President I CHAS. R. STORY ...Secretary 

J. L. N. SHEPARD, . . .Vice-President I R. H. MAGILL General Ageut 

Directors of the Home MutualInsurance Co. — L. L. Baker, H. L. Dodge, 
J. L. N. Shepard John Curry, J. F. Houghton, John Sinclair, C. Waterhouse, 
Chauncey Taylor. S. Huff, C. T. Ryland, A. K. P. Harmon. [April 4.1 

ANGLO-NEVADA ASSURANCE CORPOR^ATION OF SAN^FRANCISCO^ 

FIRE AND MARINE.— Capital, Fully Paid, $2, 000, 000. 
OFFICE, 410 PINE STREET. 

Directors: 
Louis Sloss, J. B. Haggin, J. Koseufeld, J. L. Flood, G. L. Brander, J. W. 
Mackay, W. F. Whittier, E. E. Eyre, E. L. Griffith, J. Grceuebaum, W. H. 
Ilimoud. 

G. L. BRANDER President. 

J. L. FLOOD Vice-President 

C. P. FARNFIELD Secretary | J. S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

Bankers— The Nevada Bank of Snu Francisco. Dec. 5 . 

SOUTH BRITISH AND NATIONAL FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. 

CAPITAL $20,000,000. 

Unlimited Liability of Shareholders. 

THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

CAPITAL $10,000,000. 

W. J. CALLINGHAM & CO General Agents 

213-215 SANSOME STREET 

R. H. NAUNTON Manager City Department 

NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO. OF IRELAND" 

ATLAS ASSURANCE CO. OF LONDON. 

60YLST0N INSURANCE CO. OF BOSTON. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS FOK THE PACIFIC COAST. 

OFFICE— 309 and 31 1 Sansome Street. San Francisco. \ Jan uary 23. 

Phoenix Assurance Company of London, England [Establs'd 1782.] 

CASH ASSETS, $5,266,372 35. 

British-American Assurance Co. of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1833.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,343,908 54. 

Western Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1851.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,357,326 39. 

BUTLER & HALDAN, Gen'l Agents for the Pacific Coast. 
413 California Street, San Francisco. 

AGGREGATE' ASSETS,T46,000,000. 

London Assurance Corporation of London [Established by Royal 

Charter 1720.] 
Northern Assurance Corporation Of London [Established 1836.] 
Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool [Established 1857.] 
Connecticut Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. 

ROBERT DICKSON, Manager, 
WM. MACDONALD, Ass't Manager. 
S. E. Cor. California and Montgomery Streets^ Safe De posit Building. 

PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE CO, OF LIVERPOOL. 

Capital $9,260,000 

Cash Assets 2,764.875 

Cash Assets in United States 1,398,646 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 

GENERAL AGENTS, 
316 California Street, San Francisco. March 20. 



/ 



3 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



18 



BIZ." 



Tin- year 1887 opens auspicious!) upon the Pacific const, with 

it iuii |h tinting t<> ;i it commercial activity all 

■ •iir borders. The following it re the lending imports for the 

lown, from I bbU. Cement, 1,480 tona 

Iron, 2,otM) pkgv. Mdse. ; City ■ from Liverpool, 001 

, t<>ii-!' sks. Snlt. h,H0h hxs. Tin Plate, Chemicala, etc. ; 

Mr. \u-ti.th... from Honolulu, 2,328 bchs. Bananas, l,7fi3 bags Sugar, 

re, vu\ IVM.S.S. I (tlima, from New York, via Panama, 

7,7*3 kegs Nails, I.WKlpkgs. Iron and Steel, 500 C8, Popper Kai 

ip*. Mdse. (from Mexico), 1«» Iwuj Coffee, 04 logs wood, Silver 
. ;str. Newbern. from Ounymns, 3,000 Mexican Hides, 57 bales 
Urehilla.-IA Turtles, and $110,000 in treasure; schr. Gen C. Perkins, 
from Honolulu, 10,432 bogs Sugar; 700 bags Rice, 2,060 bdls. Dry 
Hides, 21fi bbls. Molnsses, etc. ; Br. ship John McLeod, from Manila". 
- Sugar and 2.000 bales Hemp. 
The wheat and Barley market shows greai strength since the turn 
i»f ilif year, owing mainly t«> the long continued Bpell of dry weather, 
ole the former at $1 <5\ the latter at *l 05@$1 10 V 

Ctl. for Feed and *1 L5@$l L7}j for Brewing. 
The exports for the week embrace, per Cuy of New York, to China, 
ibis. Flour, 32,9ii! It-. Ginseng, 2.378 lbs. Ivory, 16,703 lbs. Malt, 
1,490 galls. Whale Oil, etc. (value $109,440), and in treasure $219,630; 
. in, per same, 562 bbls. Flour. 22,400 INs. Phosphates, 3,601 lbs. 
Sugar, 5,800 lbs. Tobacco, 93 rolls Leather, etc, value $25,496; to New 
York, per San Bias. 40,000 lbs. Borax 31,000 fts. Beans, 2.729 ctls. 
Barley, 12,000 lbs. Copper Cement, 13,561 lbs. Dates, 1,3 17 cs. Salmon, 
150 M shingles, 10,264 galls. Wine, etc., value $23,435; to Central 
America, per same, 691 bbls. Flour, 17," I i lbs. Raisins, 330 bdls. Shov- 
r:i lbs. Tallow and Mdse., value $7,115; to Mexico. 1,033 cs. 
i lour, 100 flasks Quicksilver, etc., value $10,800; to 
Panama. 105 bbls. Flour. 122,584 lbs. Rice, Dry Goods, etc., value $9,- 
800; to Honolulu, per Mikahala. 821 pkgs. Provisions, etc., value $5,- 
193; to Tahiti, per Tropic Bird, 31,588 lbs. Bread, 967 bbls. Flour, 33 M 
it. Lumber, 1,410 Posts, 76 M Shingles, :;<W, n, s . Sugar, InO pkgs. 
Sal ii, 19,200 tbs. Rii e, 75 cs. Candles, etc., value $26,600; to Hono- 
lulu, per Discoverv, 10,271 lbs. Bread, 2,506ctle. Barley,69 M ft. Lum- 
ber, 2.916 Posts, 787 bbls. Flour and Mdse., value $20,59:;. 

Within the past few days a large Meet of Lumber loaded vessels 
have arrived from llumliol.lt and other Puget South 1 ports, the most 
of the fleet I 'ring long wind-bound, 

\\V note the following freight engagements: Br. iron bark Duris- 
.l.M-r.: Kit to ns. W1r-.iI to i 'ork~ Havre or Antwerp, £1 17s. (id. (chartered 
prior to arrival) ; ship North American, L,584 tons, Wheat to Liver- 
pool direcl £] 5sr; Br. bk. Darra, 990 tons, Lnmber from Buzzard 
Ink't to Melbourne. 

THE ELECTRICAL WINE TANK. 
Dr.Frazer's process for ripening wines, brandies, etc., has reached 
a point where me viticulturists of the State, if they be true to their 
own interests, should actively exert themselves, in bringing it into 
general use. It is no longer a theory or experiment; it is now a dem- 
onstrated success. It has been tested under circumstances which 
preclude all suspicion of humbug or pretense. Tanks with the elec- 
trical apparatus attached have been placed in the laboratory of the 
Yitic nltimd Association and in the laboratory of the University of 
California, and in these tanks, under the direct supervision of the 
experts in charge of them, have been placed several samples of wines 
and brandies, and the results have in all eases been the production of 
beverages which connoisseurs have pronounced perfect. The wines 
and brandies thus treated were analyzed both before and after treat- 
ment, as were all sediments left after treatment. The temperature 
was carefully taken every day and the electric currents frequently 
and accurately measured, The first analysis of wine made showed 
an increase of aromatic ether amounting to over thirty-eight per 
centum. This, it may be mentioned, is the element which imparts 
bouquet and flavor to the liquor. And this result, too, was obtained 
from Zinfandel claret of one year old. Better results will, it is ex- 
pected, be obtained from newer wines. Nor is it necessary for wine 
to have attained any age whatever before being subjected to the pro- 
cess. It can be taken right from the presses to the tanks and in five 
or six weeks is in perfect condition and fit to be bottled and placed on 
the table. And the process not only involves this wonderful celerity 
but also produces a better wine than is the result of ripening by age. 

MY FAVORITE RECEIPT. 

Some time ago the Royal Baking Powder Co. conceived the idea 
of collecting from its patrons their best and favorite methods for the 
preparation of articles of food of all descriptions. In response there 
were furnished a very large number of practical receipts, frojn which 
were selected the. 3,000 contained in the book entitled "My Favorite 
Receipt." The publication is now sold at cost of production and 
postage. " My Favorite Receipt" contains formulas for the prepara- 
tion of almost every known dish in every conceivable way. Ihese 
have been classified into departments representing Soups and Broths, 
Fish and Shell Fish, Vegetables, Meats, Stews, Poultry and Game, 
Eggs, Salads, Desserts, Breads, Cake, Condiments, Beverages, Ices, 
Preserves and Pickles, Preserved Meats, Canned Vegetables, etc., to 
which a copious index is added. Every branch of the culinary art 
has received ample attention, ihe practical character of the receipts 
will especially commend them to American housekeepers. While 
cookery of the very finest and richest, as well as that more plain and 
economical, is provided for, " My Favorite Receipt " is not, like many 
of the cook books of the day, a collection of impracticable, untried or 
foreign formulas, following which frequently results in a failure and 
a waste of good materials. " My Favorite Receipt," handsomely 
printed and bound, is sent by the Royal Baking Powder Co., New 
York, at the nominal price of 50 cents, to any address, express 
charges paid. 

The oldest reliable Optical Establishment. C. Muller, the leading 
optician, 135 Montgomery street. 



it woui I- u in u Ltaougl 

Itoooi with pi r 1 08, nothing .-I Id I ulor thau to ob 

tain first- claw i ■ the facl Many of ■ ■■ . 

aioal pretentto turnout very eoi iplacc work, 

and persona wh i picture »r. : , the) 

pair.. id/,- an artUI like Tabcr, at No, 8 Montgomery strci 
tatlon which oxtends all over the olviltxod world \n artist of Tab 
parity could not do i t work ii he tried, mid Id not afford i ! |< ■■■ I 

OUt if lie did it. 

Tnsas i- - sai UN] i u msm In the market, and yet nothing is 

: (Hcull i tain than a really good Btlmulautof tlds kind rho i 

who are seeking for pure and reliable branda are advised to trj tl II 

filled by H &H. W. Cathcrw I. mid for which Messrs. Dickson, DcWoll 

t t c... are the Paclflo Coaat agents, Nothing but the mo leotod 

materials are used In the distillation of those Whiskies, and they are uevei 
put upon the market until they are thoroughly aged and in proper condl 
tion for consumption, 

J. \v. Carma ny, No. 25 Kearnj street, Bella the very bed quality of shirts, 
Socks, suspenders, Collars. Cuffs, Cravatn, Handkerchiefs, etc., at the very 

lowest price-. Try him. 



i3srsTJE,^.3srcs. 



THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE COMPANY 

fESTAin.ISMED 1871.] 

fiee j±.isrjD :Mi^_:R,:i::r>r:E_ 

PRINCIPAL OFFICE 218 AND 220 SANSOME STREET 

San Francisco, California. 
A. J. BRYANT, CHAS. II. CUSHING, RICHARD IVERH, 

President. Secretary. Vice-President. 
Board op Directors— Peter Donahue, Jas. Irvine, C. D. O'SulUvan, R. 
Harrison, H. H. Watson, II. Dimmid, G. 0- McMullin, A. J. Bryant, Fisher 
Ames, C. F. Buckley, I). Callaghtui, M. Mayblum, Richard lvcrs, L. Cun- 
ningham, H. \v. Beale. Sept. 20. 

UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Principal Office 416 California Slreel 

(CALIFORNIA LLOYDS.) 

Capital $ 750,000 

Assets, Oyer 1,000,000 

The Leading Fire find Marine Insurance Co, of California. 

officious: 

GUSTAVE TOUCHARD. .President | N. G. KITTLE Vice-President 

Jas. D. BAILEY Secretary. 

RANKS All '.-THE OLD RELIABLE 

MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. 

A. B. FORBES. . 

GENERAL AGENT FOU THE PACIFIC COAST, 

214 SANSOME STREET. [Sept. 4. 



THE SWISS MARINE ASSURANCE COMPANIES COMBINED. 

SWITZERLAND of Zurich— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. HELVETIA of St. 
Gall— Capital, 10,000,000 Francs. ISALOISE of Bask— Capital. 5,000,000 Francs. 
These three companies are liable jointly and severally for all losses that 
may be sustained. Losses made payable in all the principal seaports of the 
world. In the settlement of all claims under an English policy, these com- 
panies will strictly adhere to the conditions and customs adopted at Lloyds' 
and submit to English jurisdiction. HARRY W. SYZ, Agent, 410 California 
treet . San Francis co. [June 9.] 

THAMES AND MERSEY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY (Limited) 

Of Liverpool, London arid Manchester. 

Capital Subscribed $10,000,000 

Capital Paid Up 1,000, 000 

Reserve Fund (In addition to Capital) 2,000,000 

Total Assets duly 1, 1886 6,476,595 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 
[June 5. 1 308 Pine Street San Francisco. 

BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INS. CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

CAPITAL J5,000,000 



Nov. 18,1 



AGENTS: 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



MAG'S LETTER. 
Dear N. L.: Well, I reckon 't most everybody's got kind o' used to 
the New Year by this time 'n settled down to a new deal. I think 't 
it's real hateful the way 't the custom o' callin' on New Year's Day is 
ilyin' out, don't you? However, you might 's well be onto' the world 
s out o 1 the fashion, 'n so ma 'n me made up our minds 't it warn't a 
single bit o" use dressin' up 'n stayin' in the house, 'n not bavin' 
more 'n adozen feUahs callin' ('n most likely the very ones 't we 
didn't rare a continental about seeiu'), 'n so, when the old Judge 
suggested about our gouV along to Monterey, why, we up 'n dusted. 
(I'm afraid 't you'll think I'm gettin 1 slangy in the new year; but 
la me! down to Monterey yon just get 's slangy 's anythin', 'cause 
it's a reg'lar go-as-you-please racket, in speech 'n action, from the 
word " g<>.") O' course you can bet your bottom dollar 't we had a 
siavin' good time. Lots o' city folks was down there, some of 'em 
obi habitues of the place. The pretty widduh appears like she was 
to home at Del Monte, 'n the most atnusin' thing 't you ever saw was 
the girls makin 1 a dead set tor the widower. 'Tain't no manner o* use; 
he ain't on the marry. The dimpled favorite o' the railroad boss was 
one o' the crowd. She's got a stunnin' Jailor-made suit fresh from 
New York. Don't you guess 't she must have a real nice husband ? 
The hop warn't much to brag of. To be sure the music was No. 1. 
Ballenberg 'n so forth, but la me, the partners ! or, as Mollie said, the 
lack of 'em ! 

The best fun I had was a moonlight ride 't we all took, 'n a swim. 
(Not both together o' course. Now who could do that, I'd like to 
know':') Well, everything 'ts jolly comes to a end I notice, 'n so did 
our spree, *n here we are back again— the old Judge spitefully re- 
markin' " all ready for the opening campaign," just's if it hadn't 
opened long before Christmas! That's all he knows, but gracious 
me there aint much ahead, 'n that's a fact. There 's a report 't a lot 
o' girls are goin' on to Washin'ton in case o' Hearst's election, to be 
toted 'round by his kind-hearted wife (who's always tryin' to give 
the girls a show), 'n rumor docs say 't the Bachelor Governor wont 
stay so long. Old man Cleveland h'avin' made such a success in tak- 
in' a young wife, 's kind o' given the old Mayor 't was a notion that 
way I expect. You bet 't the folks on the heights knows how to 
tackle the wary old fish. There 's a sayin' 't a sure way to a old 
boy's affections i> through his stomach, 'n so I s'pose that's why 
they gave him such a big feed on Christmas; 'n kept tellin' him 't 
the daughter stuffed the turkey 'n made the puddin' (stuffed him 
too, 1 guess), 'n so you just wait 'n see if takin' his Christmas hol'day 
so agreeably dont make the old chap take another one before long. 
The brother o' the young lady 's addicted to sweets in the Spanish 
style, so p'raps there Ml be a double weddin' in that shebang. Ned 
remarked the other evenin' 't folks 't lived on hilly ground was al- 
ways of a aspirin' turn o' mind. Look at Carey 'n his vaultin' am- 
bition to live in a brown stone mansion. (I reckon 't 's Shakspeare 
says 't it Ml come down on the other side.) All the old hens in town 
('n a few o' the young ones) is cacklin' with delight over Cant-I-bel- 
low's return. 1 hat one to the Palace can flap her wings with con- 
tentment. From what gossip says its another case o' " Called back." 
What's become of the Fat Boy? I must tell you somethm' 't Edith 
got off the other evenin' to a New Years Eve party. She 'a a real 
pretty girl but aint got much savez, so she rather astonished Ed. 
(ircenaway by askin' him if he knew why the fog was so thick out- 
side, 'n tellin him 'twas the gas escapin' from the collapsed literary 
elloits o' the Fat Boy. Ned said he thought it was sewer gas, but he 
supposed 't there warn't much if any difference in the two. 

Speakin' about holiday eve gatherins, did you hear o' the neat 
dodge 't was practiced by a society lady 'ts got a awful jealous hus- 
band, on Christmas eve? Well, it appears 't she got about to the end 
o' her tether with him, havin' been goin' to the very ragged edge o' 
propriety for some time past. But a little time ago, durin' the rise in 
stocks, a certain operator in that line sort o' give the liubbie cause 
for suspicion, 'n once roused, why he got to be a reg'lar Othello. He 
watched the missus at every turn, 'n life was gettin' to be a burden 
to her, when, 's luck 'd have it, a intimate friend gave a Christmas 
tree party, 'n the idea struck her to write a note to the broker 'n get 
her friend to put it in his cigarette case present. Not a bad idea, was 
it ? An' not a soul 'd ever a been the wiser, only he had to go 'nopen 
it, 'n out fell the note, o' course. Luckily the husband warn't look- 
in\ 'n so no harm was done except 't several seen the handwritin', 
'n now she's in mortal fear 't some one of 'em may hold the know- 
ledge like a sword over her devoted head. If what everyone is 
whisperin' is true, the new year Ml be signalized by not marriages but 
divorces, 'n its a open secret in the tashionable world 't several 's 
been meditatin' it for a good time past. The old Judge says 't he 
knows o' one 't if it comes off Ml beat the English Colin Campbell case 
all to bits. (Just fancy what a treat that Ml be to the dowagers 'n the 
old boys !) Mind you "I don't say 't it's true, I'm only repeatin' what 
other folks say. Blitz is keepin' pretty quiet o' late. Don't it always 
appear like that— the very minute 't a man's divorced he begins bein' 
so steady 't every one says o 1 course 'twas the wife's fault, everything 
't happened. 

Ned says 't the old widdah o' the sentimental turn 's returned to 
her muttons again, the mutton bein' a regMar old ram. Now aint it 
disgustin' to see a old pair like that makin' eyes at each other like 
they was young 'u tender lambs. Speakin' o' lambs, why on top o' 
this earth don't some enterprisin' female capture Marye. I'm sure 
hid lie doin' a heap better bizness makin' a household for hisself 'n 
a charter for the city. He's so awful hard to please, though, 'n they 
do say 't he's one o' the kind 't always hankers after what he can l t 
get. 

Have you heard 't a real sensation 's forthcomin' before long? A 
society lady is said to be conipilin' accounts o' the different fashiona- 
ble " episodes " for print. As you can imagine, every one 's feelin' 
like they was startin' on a toboggin ride— liable to go down hill pretty 
fast — 'cause 's Ned says, where is the family 't ain't got a few anec- 
dotes of its own stored away in the chambers o' the past. (Now, 
ain't that a real toney, poetical like sentence? I tell you, I'm gettin' 
on.) The old Judge says 't some one 'd better advise her to begin her 
recitals with a few incidents in the maternal career, 'n embellish with 
her own experiences. That old Judge 's awful smart, 'n what he don't 



know about folks' early history's, ain't worth knowin'.you bet. He's 
been asked to deliver a lecture" before some pioneer society, *n if he 
takes his " experiences " '.•> a theme, why, la me, the house can't be 
found 't 'd hold the crowd 't 'd flock to hear him. There is a rumor 
't Tom Madden Ml be asked to orate, too, but T. V. 's altogether too 
close mouthed a chap to let off all he knows — he's one o' the myste- 
rious kind 't makes you believe 't he knows it all, just by sinilin' 'n 
lookin' wise. Ma says 't if they was to get Winnie to discourse upon 
what he's seen 'n heard durin' his perambulations through the homes 
o' the wealthy 'n the great, they'd make a big success. 

Some of us girls is thinkin' o makin' up a party to go up to Sacra- 
mento for a flyer, but Ned is to go up ahead of us, so 's to find out if 
any o' the legislative chaps is worth goin' so far for. Not 't little 
Mag cares a continental for any of 'em ; all she goes for is the lark o' 
the thing. But the other girls is gettin' on you know, 'n what the 
Judge calls the matrimonial quarry 's most worked out in 'Frisco. 
To be sure there 's a few rich leads croppin' out here 'n there, but, 
la me, they don't pan out worth a cent, 'n the infantile brigade o' 
Hugo Toland, Duff Maynard. el als., aint a very enticin' lot except to 
school girls 'n '"fly" minded dames 'ts given to play actin' 'n willin' 
to do the school racket for a"time" with 'em. I heard somethin' real 
comical the other day about the strikers. It appears 't one o' the 
Sutter street fellahs made a mash on a rich lady, 'n she supplies em 
with what Ned calls the sinews o' war. Can it be why Mammy t'leas- 
ance takes a hand 's distributm' agent? Does anybody know? Aint 
Althea keepin' quiet since Sullivan's defeat? 

But, la me! 's usual here I've been runnin' on 'n aint left myself a 
speck o' room to tell you about the resolves for the new year made 
by the ladies. Here's a few anyhow, 'n don't you hope 't they'll 
keep 'em? I aint a goin' to give no names, 'cause every one in soci- 
ety Ml know who 's meant, 'n we're too toney to care about folks out- 
side. Well, the wife of a well-known lawyer's goin' to stop home 'n 
play domestic. The only child of a banker 's goin' to decide "which 
it shall be." The eldest of a family o' sisters is a goin' to quit roamin' 
'n to put all her hopes in California. (Not stock, but the State.) A 
doggeral-ly old dame 's goin' to stop scribblin'. (Won't her friends 
be glad!) "A wealthy Nob Hillite resolves to give two bits to theplate 
next Sunday. A Van Ness avenue belle to bring him to terms before 
the quarter's out. A Nob Hill flirt to try to be constant durin' the sea- 
son anyhow. A Franklin street girl to go slow on pa's purse, 'n oh 
lots others. But I aint got no more room now except to say 't my re- 
solve 's to be your friend Mao. 




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Jan. 8, 1887, 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISKK. 



LS 



DOINGS AT THE STATE CAPITAL, 
rnmento. January 6, 1887. " Here we go again," aa an ex- 

hf Assembly u-i 1 i.. cxi laini when tin- unruly members, 

: 'it'ii the i use, broke tiwuy from bin authoritj . The law- 

irc in tull blast. Sacramento i- full of people. 
v, ith members mid their friends, aspirants f*>r positions and 
supporters, candidates for the t'nited States Benatorahip and 
their hem biuen, curporation representativea "ii the lookout for cinch 
hill-., bosses and their lambs, and lobbyists of nigh and low degree 
and "f both sexes, the hotels and main street of Sacramento art- 
fairly lined with visitors. It i- the mosl nuiueronsly attended open- 
ing ol the Legislature that has been w ttneased tor many years. 
There are t-> be, it is said, i .-**> couples at 1 1 ■ * - ball t" be held in honor 
Of the inauguration o( our bachelor Governor. As they will be 
mostly strangers t«> Sacramento the attendance will serve to show 
ill the capital is and what a harvest it derives from being the 
seal "i" government. The tickets to the ball are sold at the high price 
<-t |10 each, and if the sales areas numerous as is given out, it re- 
sults thai tti.it ball will yield to the treasury ol its managers the 
large sum of $15,000. Thai is certainly a large sum. It can bv no 
imaginable extravagance cost that much, and the question is being 
asked as t<> who is t<» pocket the difference. It is contended that $ r > 
lor a ticket would have been enough these times, anil there are whis- 
pers of a job which, however, may be as unsubstantial as whispers 
generally are. 

The Assembly lost do lime in organizing, but the Senate was dila- 
tory, and its committees are not even yet named. It will be next 
week before they arc, and meanwhile the work of the session is at a 
standstill. Members art-, however, diligently at work making each 
other's acquaintance and trying to arrive at* understandings which 
will permit of rapid progress being made when serious work is en- 
tered upon. Seldom before has tin- re been such a large proportion of 
Dew men. Outof the whole body of 120 in both houses only about 
r> have ever had a scat in a California legislature before. Thus 
seven-eighths of the entire hotly are without knowledge or experience 
of the methods of legislation, and in consequence it must necessarily 
be some time before so large a number of apprentices can be expected 
to be familiar with their business. It is, however, but just to say 
that a more presentable, or a more intelligent, or an apparently more 
earnest legislative body has never met. In California. There is less 
badinage about the money there is in things, fewer references to the 
lobby, and much less attention paid to its existence than has been 
customary on such occasions; but the session is young yet, and there 
is time for this happy condition of things touhange before the end is 
reached, 

Christopher Buckley, the renowned Boss of the San Francisco De- 
mocracy, is here, and has at once established himself as a power in 
state politics. In otheT sessions the country members have "sat 
down" upon him, but he has so fixed things that they may not do 
that with impunity or success this time. In she Senate there are twen- 
ty-six I democrats. 1 1 therefore only takes in caucus fourteen members 
to control the whole, and that number Mr. Buckley holds in the hol- 
low of his hand as it were. It is a very neat and skillful arrange- 
ment. Fourteen men control forty, and as the Assembly can do 
nothing without the Senate, it results that substantially the fourteen 
Control the whole 120, This neat little game is working wonderfully 
well. It has given Buckley all the officers ol" the Senate, and it will 
give him the organization of the committees, which, of course, carries 
with it the control of every piece of legislation of importance. In 
General Olunie he has an astute and able leader on the floor. Steve 
White, who was inclined to give trouble, has been got rid of by being 
placed in the chair. Senator John Boggs of Colusa is kicking, and is 
inclined to be a free lance, but as he takes no votes with him he will 
in the end find it necessary to fall into the traces and work within 
party lines. Thus it comes that whether people like it or not Buck- 
ley is now a power in state politics as well as in local ones. I but 
stati- facts, not opinions. 

Judging from the writings of the daily press of San Francisco there 
seems to oe much more doubt there than prevails here as to what 
will happen in regard to the contest for the Senatorship. It is diffi- 
cult to find a Republican or Democrat here who doubts the election 
of George Hearst. If fierce writing can accomplish it, there may be 
possibly a prevailing opposition against him within the next week, 
but certainly it is not in sight at present. The reports of correspond- 
ents are not reliable upon this subject, simply because they are in- 
structed to endeavor to work up a boom against him, and the idle 
stories that are told are pure fictions. The forlorn hope is that six or 
more Democrats will refuse to go into caucus, and decline to be hound 
by its decision. But whilst it is easy to discover Democrats who are 
Opposed to Hearst, it is not possible to find one who says he will 
either refuse to go into caucus or decline to follow the party majority. 
It may be that they will gain courage as time wears on, but unless 
they do the election of Mr. Hearst, be he fit or unfit, is simply a fore- 
gone conclusion. But if six or more Democrats are finally persuaded 
to stay out of caucus and bolt its nomination, what then? They dare 
not and will not vote to elect a Republican. Mr. Hearst's following 
will consent to the election of no other man, and will stay by him all 
Summer if necessary, and it is within the bounds of possibility, 
though not of probability, that that precise thing will happen. If it 
does we shall have a session which, in that and all other matters, will 
be absolutely abortive. There will be no legislation until the Senator 
is elected. At the end of sixty days the assembly would vote to ad- 
journ, but the Senate would refuse, and then the Governor would 
have power to prorogue both houses. Then the right to name the 
Senator would devolve upon him. How would he exercise it? The 
answer may not be surely guessed, but the Hearst men declare that 
he would accept the will of the majority as binding upon him as the 
head of his party, and that aceordingly'he would appoint Mr. Hearst. 
Be that as it may, it is certain that the difficulties of the situation 
would be great. Does any one believe that there are any six Demo- 
crats who would drive things to such a pass? At present it is not 
possible to find one, much less six, Democrats of that kind. Back- 
bone must be put into six of Mr. Hearst's opponents, and they must 
wage a bitter and unparalleled fight to an unknown and unknowable 



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end. or otherwise he will be the next Benotor sure 
tacts, not opinions, 
it may !»■ stated a- a fad that a very astute move was made by the 

Republicans, which if successful would have given them control ••! 

the State. The offer waa made to Governor-elect Bartletl to 

him Senator if he would accept the position. Enough Democrat 

were witling to Join in the si heme (<■ make it successful, it wu n p 
reseated that the Senate ol the United state-, being the judge of the 

qualifications of its own members, the aectl >f (he state ' ion titu 

Hon which make- the Governor ineligible during his term lor election 
to the Senatorship. Would !'<■ declared null and void, and thai rule is 

supported by sound precedents. Hut Washington Bartletl was no i 

the man to tail into any such trap or to be Beduced l-v ;mv such 

means, lie has been elected to the Governorship and intends to dis- 
charge its functions; and. moreover, he means tobelova] to hi> oath 

of office to obey the Constitution of the state it was a cunning 

scheme hut did not work. Had it been successful Lieutem \ 

cruor Waterman would have succeeded Bartlett and the state patron- 
age would have gone to the lopnhlicans. 

If the election of United States Senator passes off all right a1 the 
appointed time, as it probably will, then practical legislation will be 
in Order, an I the signs are thai a great deal will he attempted at this 
session. Members are eager to heeome lawmakers in fact as well as 
in name. Almost every member desires to leave his impress upon 
the statute hook. If all the hills were to pass that will he introduced 
the codes would he changed from heginning to end. Happily there 
will not be so much law making. It is certain, however, that' a seri- 
ous attempt will he made to deal with several important subjects. 
Irrigation will assuredly come up again, though in exactly what 
shape cannot as yet be learned. n. 

THE LAST CHANCE. 
Professor O. S. Fowler, the celebrated phrenologist and lecturer, 
is now in this city on his final tour. For more than fifty years past 
this gentleman has been engaged as an exponent of phrenological 
science, and he has by dint of hard work and undeniahlegenius made 
himself one of the conspicuous men of the age. The Professor is 
now delivering a series of lectures on Life and Man (on Monday and 
Thursday evenings) at Irving Hall. He is an incisive and impressive 
speaker, whose utterances^command attention by reason of the zeal 
and power with which they are made. Besides, his lessons on life are 
replete with self-improving suggestions which cannot fail to interest 
and instruct the hearer. As a delineator of character, as shown by 
phrenological developments, the Professor stands head and shoulders 
above all others, and those who desire a reliable diagnosis of their pe- 
culiarities should avail themselves of this last chance to obtain his 
clever and reliable description of themselves, their business qualifica- 
tions and matrimonial adaptabilities. The Professor, when not en- 
gaged lecturing, can be consulted every day, from a. m. to H) p. m., 
at parlors 172 and 173, Palace Hotel. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco, California, tor the 
Week ending January 5, 1887. 

Compiled from the Records of the Commercial Agency, 401 California Street. S. F. 
Wednesday, December 29th. 



ORANToR AND OUASTKK. 



Edwl Noonan to o J Preston 
Elizlli II Booth t" See'y Shy Bk 
Wemleliu Mayor to M V Stevens 

s \v Backus to Henrietta Seloy. 

Ilili Sv A Lu Se to J WllliamsoD 

Mary Brown to Thos Browu... 
Thos DarcytoJno Donovan ... 

Lucia A Cnrrie to \V W Oniric 



DESCRIPTION. 



No 2ftth and Alabama, e 50x78; sw 
Sumner, 75 se Howard, so 25x58— 
100-vara '279 * 5,127 

S cor Harrison ami 1st, sw -13, se 100, 
sw HO, se 75, ue 73, nw 175 to the 
beginning I 5 

Ne Germanla and Steiner, n 48x81:8— 
Western Addition 1,700 

W Buchanan, 182:6 a California, u 33! 

s 110— W Addu271 10,000 

Nw Howard, 430:7 sw 2nd, SW55;G, nw 
80, ne 40:0, nw 10, ue 15, se 'JO to beg 
-100-vara 32 I, i00 

N Waller, 225 w Webster, w 253037:6— 
W A 295 ! 1,400 

S 15th, 50 e Castro, e 25x90, being iu 
M IS 117 2,550 

S 27th. 174 w Church, w 24x105. beiug 
in H Addition 94; subject to a mort- 
gage for *1,200 581 



Thursday, December 30th. 



s Fell. 112:B e Scott, o 25x87:6, being 
in W Ad.ln-137 

W Fillmore, 72 s Waller, s 24x81:3— W 
Addn 373 

X Union, 120 w Hyde, w 100x00, being 
ill 50- vara 1298, 1390 

E Baker, 77:7s Sacramento, s 27:0 x 

82:6— W Addu.vn 

Nw Navy and Dolores, u 52x100, be- 
ing in II AddnliO 

N Page, 56:8 e Clayton, e 25x100, be- 
iug in W Addn 673 

N Mission, 125s 18th, s 05x122:0, being 
ill M B 61 

Beg 92:6 n Broadway mid 08:9 w Stock- 
ton, w 20x45 — 50-vara 82 

Nw Morse and Humboldt, w 265, n 

47:3, e 269:10, s 97:10 to beg 

M Greenwood ctaltoK Kverson Se Huron live. SO ne Sickles ave, ne 

115, se 258:6, w 120:8, nw 104 to be 

I ginning 



P II Jordan to Kichd Nichols... 
Pauline Kuhirt to Louis Wiias 
Ilib s ,v L Soey to Paul Adcr. 
Geo W Ilinkel to Florida Carr. 
Juo Stable to Elizth M Gunn 
Mary Culver to Mary A Culver 
P J Martin to A S Bald win 
Thos Daniell to Jas Kitterman 
C A Wellie to Jno G Klumpke. 



5 10 

1,200 

8,500 

5 

10 

5 

12,000 

1,800 

5 

1,105 



Friday, Dscembsr 31st. 



las M McDonald to J Elliott .. 
Peter W Roach to Cathu Holm 
II Levison to Emma Levisou. . . 

John T Hill to Win Payne et al 
Jas V Hall to Alex E Mnrchiuid 
Gerald J Fitzpatrick to Same... 
Ong Sing et al to Li Po Tai — 



N Post, 105 c Taylor, e 32:6x137:6, be- 
ing in 50-vara 641 — 

W Stockton, 80 s Sutter, s 20x60, being 
i u 50-vara 563 

Ne Golden Gate ave and Buchanan 
street, c 137:6x137:0. beiug iu W 
A.l.ln 2211 

Se Howard, 45:10 ne Main, ne 45:10 x 
137:6— B & W 741 

W Devisadero, 135 s Haiglit, s 25x125 
— W Addn 519 

W Devisadero, 105 s Haight, a 25x125 

W Addn 519 

1-: Dupont, 107 n Jackson, n 30x55, be 
i ne in 50-vara 49 



Gift 
5 

5 

25,000 

2,000 

2,000 

10 



Monday, January 3rd. 



Alex Campbell to p Dupuy .. 
1 1 B Spaugler to W II Williams 
W G Crandall et al to L Lauder 

Jos M Parker to Jno C Meyer 
Mary B Brittan to W N Hiiwley 



E cor 7th and Mission, ue 50x80, be- 
ing in 100-vara 216 

I.nt 9. blk 1020, South San Francisco 
I Id and H K Assn 

Nw Bryant, 75 ue 4th, ne 40x80, being 
ill 100-vura 82 

E Harrison, 150 u 22nd, n 27:6x100, be 
ing in M B 141 

Nw Bluxolue, 450 ne 5th, ue 25x120- 

S B 13 

Henry Casebolt to DO'Conuell N Green, 183:2 w Oetavia, w 29:4, nw 
137:0, e 29:6, s 137:6 to beginning— 

W Aililu 199 

L Churchill to w Montgomery Ne Broadway ami Laguna. e 25x137:6 
— W Addition 192: subject to two 
tgages of $500 each 



30,000 

250 

100 

750 

10 

950 

5 



Tuesday, January 4th 



.in,. \ Stanly to Laura B Roe.. 

< 'at b ii Sullivan to J J Sullivan 
Cyrus S Wright to F 11 Curtis 

Melville Hermann to C Blach. 
Geo Edwards to .ins M Haven 
Emeliiie Browu to E A Johnson 



N Broadway. 137:6 w Broderick, w 
l:;7:Oxl;;7— \V Addn 547' 

Ne 20th and Folsoin, e 112:6,11 49, w 
34:4, s'JIi;. w 78:6, s24:6 to beg .... 

S California, 81:3 w Baker, w 26x100— 
W Aildll5Si 

N Sutter, 105 w Steiner, w 27:6x137:0 
— W Addn 387 

s 25th, 49:0 e Bartlett. e 68x100; sub- 
ject to a mortgage of $2,000 

K Montgomery, 80 n Vallejo, n 32:6 x 
-Ji— 50-vara 215 



$3,000 

1 

1,000 

10 

5 

2,600 



Wednesday, January 5th. 



Wm Bloomer to J C Franks 
Marion Siine to J Miclulelson 
Henry Casebolt toChas Monson 
Wm CorbitttoWm n Torpey 
Bchrend Joost to Jas Kccnan 
Bridget Young to J Cougblan 



W Mission. 137:8 n 24th, n 86:10, w 125, 
s 19:3. e 7:0, s 10:10, e 117:6 to beg. 

N bush, 30 e Mason, e 25x120, being 
iu 50-vara852 

N Green, 158:8 w Oetavia, w 29:6 x 
137:6— W Addn 190 

S I lib, 120 e Howard, e 25x100, beiug 
in M B 32 

I: no- Folsom and 10th, lie 30x95, be- 
ing in M B 1 

W Harriett, ISO u 16th, n 24:0x112:11- 
M B 36 



Those who wish to place a really hue article of Champagne upon their 
tables are recommended to try the Perrier-Jouet. This is the wine which 
is used by all the nobility and crowned heads of Europe. It is a wine which 
appeals to cultured and refined tastes. W. B. Chapman, 128 California 
street, is agent for it. 

Ladies who omit to visit the " Oriental," No. 206 Kearny street, are de- 
priving themselves of a very great pleasure. The Japanese Embroidery 
Work and Hand-Painted Silk Work which is on exhibition there, is really 
superb. A Japanese artist is, also, on hand, who paints ou silk to order. 



IF You want a suit of CLOTHES made out of the very best mate rials which 
shall fit well, wear well, and look well, go to J. M. Litchfield & Co.. No. 115 
Montgomery street. This firm also manufactures military and naval uni- 
forms and society regalias. 

Messrs. G. T. Marsh ,t Co., of the Japanese Art Repository, No. 625 
Market street, receive fresh consignments of goods by every steamer, and 
consequently are always exhibiting something new. Give them a call. 



D. Albert Hili.er, M. D., 1011 Sutter street, Sail Francisco, California. 



WM. T. COLEMAN & CO., 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 



SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK. 
—AGENCIES— 
Chicago: London: 

91 MICMCAS AVElfUK, 1 Itisliiipssntp St. IVitl 

T. B. MccJovekn, Eugene E. Jones, 

Agent. Ageut. 



Astoria : 

Plant's Wharf £ Ward so, 

Jno. F. Misgovern, 
Ageut. 



We have our Brokers iu every commercial city of importance in tin,' West- 
ern, Middle and Eastern States, and employ a huge stall' of traveling sales- 
men. We have the best facilities for the distribution of California I'm- Juris 
East, and give especial attention to California Wines and Brandies, Salmon 
in barrels, Dried Fruit, Lima and Small White Beans, Canned Salmon, 
Canned Goods, Raisins, Oranges, Barley ami other Products. 



H. B. Williams. 



A. ClIESEBROUGH. 



W. II. DlMOND. 



WILLIAMS, DlMOND & CO. 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 
UNION BUILDING, JUNCTION MARKET AND PINE STREETS. 

Agents for Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Pacific Steam Navigation Com- 
pauy, The Cuuard Royal Mail Steamship Company, "The California Line of 
1'lippers," from New York ami Boston, and "The Hawaiian Liue." 

S. L. Jones. E. D. Jones. 

S. L JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. |Jauuary9. 



H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 



General Shipping and Commission Merchants, 
Nos. 309 and 311 SANSOME STREET, 

San Francisco, California. 



J. B. Pakkm.yn, Late with Madison A Burke. 

G. H. UMBBEN, Late with Madison & Burke. 

J. II. Hitkd, Late E. W. Woodward & Co.. Laud Aleuts. 

, UMBSEN &, CO. (Successors to C, W. Beach & Co.), 

Real Estate Agents and Rent Collectors, 

Houses Keuted. Insurance Brokers. Ns 10 Montgomary St., San Francisco 

Branch office— s. w. Cor. California and Fillmore. Personal attention 

given to all business entrusted to us, and full charge taken * « f property. 

Farming Lauds and Ranches forsale iu all parts of the State. [March 20.] 



R. E. WILHOIT & SONS, 

SBABCHEBS OIF EBGOBDS, 

Real Estate and Loan Agents, 

I April 3.] Stockton, San Joaquin County, Cal.. 234 Main Street. 



HALL'S SAFE AND LOCK COMPANY, 

MANUFACTUltEns OF 

HALL'S PATENT SAFES, BANK LOCKS and 

VAULT WORK, STEEL JAIL CELLS, 

[April 3. J 213 and 215 California Street. San Francisco. Cal. 

J. TOMKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 
Bet First and Second, San Franeisco. "no lilork rom Paine* otol, 

§W Carriages and Cabs at Pacific Club, No. ISO Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery ami Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at .stable espe- 
cially for calling. Turnouts to rent by the month. Vehicles of every 
description at. reduced rates. Telei-iione No. 163. 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY, 

No. 310 Sansome Street, : : San Francisco 
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FURS. 



Jan. B, 1887 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



LI 






NOTABIL.IA. 



A Mi ■ IkmI Achievement Among the medical nchievomen.tn ol 
unc which i» upcriulh Iwiieflcenl lo the peoplool the 
in the Carbolic Smoke Hull, Invented by Dr. Andrew J. 
Sptnnor, "i" the same family an General Spinner. It' introduction In 
ihi- city has been a marked success. Prom one small room "ii i ti *■ 
corner ol Uarkel and Kearney streets, the accomodation has been in- 
d to rooms 7, 8, 9 and 10, over 652 Market street, with everj 
likelihood of larger quarters being goon required. In less than sixty 
days no leas than 8,000 smoke bulla were recently Bold, conveying re- 
I comfort to at least ,i» many families. No cure can be less 
distasteful t«» the sufferer, while relief i* ;ili but instantaneous. The 
Smoke Ball Company are >«> confldent ol the efficacy of their remedy 
that they make :t standing offer of from $i.om» to $5,000 in support of 
their statement as t • its merits. Thai it is popular, none can doubt 
who visit the offices of the company, which are besieged by sufferers 
and their friends as soon as the doors are opened in the morning. Al- 
though specifically a catarrh cure, its remedial effects are not limited 
to that disagreeable disease. For bronchitis, throat and lung affec- 
tions, deafness, asthma and croup, the inhalations of the smoke ball 
are wonderfully rapid and effective. 

"Ullo, Count! Why. you're writing a love letter in English I" 
"Yes. 1 write u> se sharnieeng widow, Mistress Vilkeensonne." 
"But you're copying it out of -Frank Pairleigh.' " "Mefoi, yesl I 
always use myself of ris book— not for EC ssnftmento, vich arc not 
mine, but torse construction/" — Punch. 

A prominent lecturer is discoursing on the question, "Where is 
the Weal Wife? " When he pot to Ban Pranciscqa bald-headed man 
in the audience arose and saia, "She isn't married yet, but she is 
ready to get married as soon as she finds a man who appreciates the 
fact thnt J. Spaulding&Co., of the Pioneer steam Carpet Beating 
and Renovating Works, Nos.353 and 355 Tehama street, make old 
carpets look as good as new ones." 

A Texas paper says: "There is a pernicious partisanship in the 
blind gregariousness of a promiscuous multitude, held to party al- 
legiance by mere inertia of habit and ineehauieal cohesion." We 
have often wondered if something of this kind hadn't affected the 

weather lately, but we didn't exactly like to say so. 

"In answer to your question, my son," said the parent, "the capi- 
talistic press mean- newspapers that print the news, and Labor and 
Capital without capitals. The Socialistic press prints no news, but 
endeavors to make up for it by spelling socialism with a big Sand 
forgetting that the Lunches, Suppers, etc., which are served at the 
Original Swain's Bakery,' No. -'13 Sutter street, are delicious." 

"The ladies of Washington Territory sit on juries." Ah! Won- 
der if they couldn't be inmiced to come to San Francisco, and sit on 
some of the juries that have been rendering outrageous verdicts and 
forgetting the fact that the Imperishable Taint, sold by James R. 
Kelly <fc Co., Market street, goes three times as far as other Paints 
and is impervious to sun or rain. 

Undertaker: "And what kind of trimmings will you have on the 
casket?" Widow: "None whatever: a plain casket. It was trini- 
mins that killed him." Undertaker: "What?" Widow: "Yes, de- 
lirium trimmins." —Post Courier. 

A young woman in Eastern Maine cries by the hour because she 
is ts&.—Etthange. This is a rather peculiar case, but we have often 
heard of a man committing suicide because he was "short" and 
couldn't purchase those pure and unadulterated Liquors, which 1\ 
J. Cassin & Co., Washington and Battery streets, sell in retail quan- 
tities at wholesale prices. 

"Is it a sin," asked a fashionable lady of her spiritual director, "for 
me to feel pleasure when a gentleman says 1 am handsome?" "It 
is, my daughter,*' he replied, gravely; "we should never delight in 
falsehood." 

"Adam and Eve" has been a failure at the Vaudeville Theatre, 
Paris. These are the same parties who were failures in the Garden 
of Eden. They should come to San Francisco and brace up on those 
delicious Eastern Oysters which are served at Moraghan'a Parlors, 
Nos. 68 and (»*J California Market. 

Miss Blank (to her cousin, who has inadvertently admired her 
foot). "Yes, papa thinks so much of my foot that while we were in 
Italy he tried his best to persuade me to have a bust made of it." 

A petrified Indian has been exhumed in Arizona, The savage is 
supposed to have been petrified with astonishment on discovering an 
honest Indian agent. Until it is confirmed gentlemen who wish to 
obtain well-made, stylish Hats, should go to White, No. 614 Com- 
mercial street. 

Poison-oak cured by Steele's Grindelia Lotion. Twenty years' ex- 
perience has proved this remedy to be a specific. Apply immediately 
after returning from a picnic excursion, and the dread eruption will 
be prevented. James G. Steele & Co., G35 Market street. 

A picture of the meeting of Blaine and Edmunds would make a 
very popular Christmas card. — Omaha World. 

It's quite natural that a boy should blubber when he is whaled, 
and it is equally natural that his father should go to Uncle Jacobs, 
No. 613 Pacific street, when he wants money. 

Another great discovery of diamonds in Kentucky! A man got 
five of them on the first deal. Philadelphia Press. 

J. F. Cutter's Old Bourbon.— This celebrated Whisky is for sale by 
all first-class druggists and grocers. Trade mark — star within a shield. 

"Brown's Bronchial Troches are excellent for the relief of Hoarse- 
ness or Sore Throat. They are exceedingly effective." — Christian 
World, London, JEng. 

Noosepapers — Marriage license and certificate. 

— National Weekly. 

Jay-Eye-See Liniment is a positive cure for bunions and sore feet. 



THE STARS AND STRIPES. 

An English paper says: Not many ol our readers probably are 

aware thai tin tarn and stripes " n 

hsh origin. The Kant and West Junction HuH way Company 
have published a novel guide, Illustrated by phot der the 

title ol '■ Shakespeare'; I ountryand the Ancestral II ■ of the Wash 

Ingtone," which speaks of Bulgraveas "the ancestral home ol the 
Washington famiiv. from whom sprang the renowned ' tfatber of bis 
Country,' George Wo uington, firsl President ol the I nited States, 
and from whose coal ol arms, still to be aeen In the village, the 
American banner, the Famous 'Stars and Stripes,' tools its 

.... Lies about three miles to the southwest of Morton Pink- 
ney, in a secluded valley on the Left-hand side of the road Leading to 

Banbury lust outside the village, standing about two fields 

back from the road, i the ancient manor house erected bv Laurence 
Washington about the year L5GQ, still bearing on the Bpandrils of the 
outer porch his coat of anus, the 'Stars and Stripes,' inscribed on a 
shield, with his cresl , a raven, above it." 



STEAM BOILERJNCRUSTATIONS. 

Old Scale Removed, Formation of New Scale Prevented. 
Without the Aid ol Chemicals, by the Dee »f Hie 

Llewellyn Filter-Heater and Condenser! 

(Over 300 in Daily Use on the Pacific Coast.) 

Removes all Impurities from the Water before Entering toe Boiler. 
Beats the Water to '212*. Saves from 25 to 60 per cent, in ttie amount Of 
Water Dsed. 

Illustrated and Descriptive Pamphlet Forwarded on Application to 
Llewellyn Steam Condenser Manufacturing Co., 
830 Pine street, San Francisco, Cat. [Sept. 11, 

WHITE ASH STEAM COAL, 

FROM GREEN RIVER MIKES. 

The Best Steam Coal ! The Cheapest Steam Coal ! 

NO KLINKER, NO SOOT, 

And Less Ash and Smoke than Any Other Coal! 

BLACK DIAMOND COAT MINING COMPANY, 



Dec. 25.] 



S. E. Corner Spear and Folsom Streets. 



GENUINE ENGLISH MILKWEED, 

FOR THE COMPLEXION, 

Liquid aud Powder, in Four Tints — White, Flesh, Pink and Cream. Fines 

Article yet produced, 50c, 75c., and $1.00. Sold only at 

Edwin W. Joy's Pharmacy, 

Sept. 25. 1 852 MARKET STREET, Cor. Stockton, San Francisco. 



a. r. sartor.. CAM PI'S RESTAURANT, BTf " nSA ' 

Adjoining l'litlau's "willing, 33, 35, 36% 0'Farrell Street, near Stockton. 

Meals Served in the Best Italian Style. 
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Private Apartments for Families with Separate 
Entrance on 2li Stockton St., near O'Farrell. fNov. G. 



PIANOS 



HAZELT035T BEOS' 

a-Istid :h::e:m::m::e & nonsra-. 



CHAS. S. EATON, 73S Market Street. 

Sold on Installments. June 13. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

OPHIR SILVER MINING COMPANY. 

Location of principal place of business— Sun Francisco. California. Loca- 
tion of works— Virginia Mining District, Storey County, State of Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given, that at a meeting of the Board of Directors, held 
on, the 15th day of December, 1886, mi assessment (No. 52) of 50 cents per 
.share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation, payable imme- 
diately in United States gold coin, to the Secretary at the office of the Com- 
pany, Room 4, Nevada Block, No. 30D Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
California. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 

Eighteenth day of January, A. D. 1887, will be delinquent, 
And advertised Eor sale at public auction, and unless paymentis made be- 
fore, will be sold on Monday, the SEVENTH day of FEBRUARY, 1887, to 
pay the delinquent assessment, together with costs nf advertising and ex- 
penses of sale. E B. HOLMES, Secretary. 

Office— Room 4, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. [Dec. 18. 

SELBY SMELTING AND LEAD COMPANY, 

416 Montgomery Street, : : San Francisco 

Gold and Silver Refinery and Assay Office. 

^^•Manufacturers of Bluestone, Lead Pipe, Sheet Lead, Shot and 

The "Standard" Machine-Loaded Shotqun Cartridges, under the 
Chamberlin Patents. 



18 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



WORLD, FLESH AND DEVIL 



A clergyman at Bath. England , took 

strong measures on a recent Sunday to stop 
the practice of constant coughing and sneez- 
ing, in which so many people indulge when 
they are in church. The preacher, rinding 
himself interrupted as soon as he commenced 
his sermon by a perfect chorus of backing 
coughs, shut up his book, observing, "lam 
sorry to see that so many of you are suffering 
from coughs which you cannot restrain. The 
subject which I have ehosen demands close 
attention, which neither you nor I can give to 
it owing to your seven- colds," and then he 
closed i!il- service and descended from the pul- 
pit. 

The Japanese Order of the Chrysan- 
themum is the highest that the Mikado has it 
in his power to give. The order consists of a 
silver cross with a ruby center-iuece. The 
Prince of Wales was invested with the Order 
by Prince Komatsu (who has been sent over 
specially For the purpose) at Marlborough 
House on December 7th. It may he remarked 
that Prince Bismarck has also been invested 
with the ! >rder hi the Chrysanthemum, and is 
the only diplomatist who has ever reached such 
an honor. — \'a.tit</ Fair. 

The English Court of I lhancery, even in 

Lord Gldon'd time, was speedy in its proceed- 
ing- us compared with si, me of the German 
Courts. The tribunal of Wuerzburg recently 
decided a suit which commenced in I7.v>, 
between the Commune of Burgheim and the 
Barons von Thuengeu. The ease, however, 
may well last for another century, as notice 
of appeal has been given, and it may lie carried 
before two higher tribunals. 

— Few Irishmen, perhaps none, arc aware 
that the Prince of Olidia (Ulster) is at preseut 
residing at 79, Rue Longehamp, Passy, Paris. 
K. s. Can Levi, Legal descendant of. Andrew 
Maurice 1 'on Levi, who left Ireland with James 
II., has his genealogy complete, together with 
all his family papers from James. II. to the 
present day Legalized by all the powers of Eu- 
rope, under whose Government his ancestors 
held office. 

— —Mrs. Lucy Tempest, an Englishwoman 
who aimed at immortality, left her money to 

the Home for Lust and Starving Dogs on. con- 
dition that the canine inmates of that asylum 
Should fast on her death-day ; but her envious 
relatives vow that she was non compos mentis, 
and threaten to prevent her fortune going to 
the dog-. 

The Court Journal says that the colored 

persons who inhabit Paris are to have a ball 
SOOn, to which none hut "■darkies" will he in- 
vited. The" organizer of the entertainment is 
a lady of Ethiopian race, supposed to be in her 
way as great a beauty as La Belle Fatma, who 
has been the rage for months. 

— — The New Yorkers have a novelty; it is 
a ladies' walking club. It daily sets forth 
from the bouse of a member, gathering acces- 
sions as it travels by the houses where other 
members are waiting to fall in Hue, and by the 
time It reaches the park it is quite a formida- 
ble as well us fascinating squadron. 

General Kaulbars lias publicly announ- 
ced that the impudent letters he receives from 
all parts of the world do not annoy Uim in the 
least, but are quite welcome, as the foreign 
stamps on them are given by him tohisdaugn- 
ter to enrich her stamp album. 

Miss Mary Anderson is in Paris, de- 
voting her entire energies to mastery of the 
French language, which she studies every af- 
ternoon with a French professor. She will 
appear at the Gaiety in New York next May 
in a new drama by Gilbert. 

Tomatoes were grown as mantel orna- 
ments in Eastern Pennsylvania in 1M27. As 
late as 1835, in Connecticut, they were re- 
garded as poisonous. 

The life and adventures of Louis Kiel, 

the Canadian rebel, have been dramatized 
and put on the stage at the Theater Royal, 
Quebec, in a realistic way. 

A Russian surgeon of great eminence 

has set an excellent example; he has killed 
himself owing to the failure of an operation 
he performed. 

Mr. Gladstone is engaged upon a work 

connected with the Olympian religion. 

Mine. Nilsson sang recently at Antwerp 

in It Trovatore, and wasrecalled twenty times! 



SOUTH PACIFIC COAST RAILROAD 



Passenger Trains Leave Station Foot of Market 

Street, South Sidk. tit: 
A_-CiC\ A.M. EVERY SUNDAY— Hunters' train 
•-t.KJKj for SAN jose, stopping at all Way- 
Stations. 

8 .Op, A. St. daily — For Alvarado, Newark, Cen- 
.0«_/ treville, Alviso, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, 
Los Gatos, Wright's, Gleuwood, Felton, Big Trees, 
Boulder Creek, SANTA CRUZ and all Way-Sta- 
tions. 

O *Q/~) p. M. (except Sunday), Express— Mt. 
^ -C-H-' Eden, Alvarado, Newark, Centreville, 
Alviso, Agnew's, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, Los 
Gatos, and all Stations, to Boulder Creek and 
SANTA CRUZ. 

4. "SO p - M ' daily— For SAN JOSE, Los Gatos 
^ •*-'*-' and intermediate points. 

$ta EXCURSIONS to SANTA CRUZ and 
" BOULDER CREEK, and $2.50 to SAN 
JOSE on SATURDAY'S and SUNDAY'S, to return 
on MONDAY, inclusive. 

$1.75 to SANTA CLARA and SAN JOSE and re- 
turn. Sundays only. 

8:30 a. M. and 2:30 p. 5r. Trains connect with 
Train at San Jose for New Almaden aud points 
on Almaden Branch. 

8:30 a. m. and 2:30 p. m. trains connect with stage 
at Los Gatos for Congress Springs. 

All through trains connect at Felton for Boulder 
Creek aud points on Felton aud Peseadero railroad. 

TO OAKLAND AND ALAMEDA. 

$6:00— $6:30— $7:00— 7:30— 8:00 — 8:30— 9:00— 9:30— 
10:00—10:30—11:00—11:30 a. m.— 12:00—12:30— 1:00— 
1 :30— 2 :00— 2 :30— 3 :00— 3 :30— 4 :00— 4 :30— 5 :00— 5 :30 — 
6:00—6:30—7:00—7:30—8:30—9:30—10:45—11:45 p. M. 

From BROADWAY and FOURTEENTH Streets, 
OAKLAND: $>:30 — $6:00— $6:30— 7:00— 7:30-8:00— 
8:30-9:00—9:30—10:00—10:30—11:00—11:30 A. il- 
ia :00— 12.30— 1:00— 1:30— 2:00— 2:30— 3:00— 3:30— 
4 :00— 4 :30 — 5 :O0— 5 :30— 6 :00— 6 :30 —7 :00— 7 :30— 8 :30— 
9:30—10:45—11:4.5 p. M. 

From HIGH STREET, ALAMEDA: $1:16— $5:46— 
$6 :16— 6 :46— 7 :16— 7 :46— 8 :16— 8 :46— 9 :16— 9 :46— 10 :16— 
10:46—11:16—11:46 A. M.— 12:16— 12:46 — 1:16 — 1:46 — 
2:16 — 2:46—3:16—3:46—4:16—4:46—5:16—0:46 — 6:16— 
6 :46— 7:16— 9 :16— 10 :31— 11 :31 p. M. 

$Sundays excepted. 

Ticket, Telegraph and Transfer Offices, 222 
MONTGOMERY ST., San Francisco. 
L. FILLMORE, Superintendent. 

W. T. FITZGERALD, G. F. and P. Agt. 



OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY, 

Carrying U. S-, Hawaiian aud Colonial Mails. 

Will leave the Company's Wharf, corner Steuart 
and Folsom streets, 

Fop Honolulu, Auckland and 
Sydney, Without Change: 
The Magnificent 3,000-tou Iron Steamer 

Alameda January 15th, at 2 p. m 

Or immediately on arrival of the English mails. 

For Honolulu: 

S. S. Australia, 3,000 tons February 2d. 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Mar- 



ket street. 

Jan. S.j 



JOHN D. SPRECKELS & BROS., 

General Agents. 



BULLION MINING COMPANY, 

The regular aunual meeting of the stockholders 

of the Bullion Mining Comnany will be held at 
ttie office of the Company, room 20, Nn. 327 Pine 
street, San Francisco. Cal , nu THURSDAY, the 
13th day of January, 1887, at the hour of 1 P. M., for 
the purpose of electing a Board of Director* to 
serve for the ensuing year, and the transaction of 
such other business as may come before the meet- 
ing. Transfer books will close on Monday, Janu- 
ary 10, 1887, at 3 o'clock p. m. 

r. R. GRAYSON, Secretary. 

Otliee— Room 20, Stock Exchange Building, No. 
327 Pine street, San Francisco, Cal. 



JOSEPH GIUOTT'S STEEL PENS. 

Bold Medal, Paris, 1STB. 
gXf- Sold by all Stationers. Sole Agent for the 
United States, Hit. HENKY HOE, 91 John Street. 
New York. Jan. 5, 



CLOSES DOORS WITHOUT SLAMMING. 

The NORTON 

DOOR-CHECK and SPRING 

For sale only by 

FRANK D. M0RRELL, 

256 Market Street near Front, San Francisco 





THE DONAHUE BROAD GAUGE ROUTE. 

COMMENCING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 1886, 
and until further notice. Boats and Trains will 
leave from aud arrive at San Francisco Pas- 
senger Depot, MARKET-STREET WHARF, as 
follows: 



LeaveS. F. 


Destination. 


Arrive,in S. F. 


Week 
Days. 


Sundays 


Sundays 


Week 
Days. 


7:45 A. ». 

3:30 p.m. 


8:00 a.m. 


Petal u ma. 
Santa Rosa. 
Fulton 
Windsor, 
Healdsburg, 
Cloverdale & 
Way Stations. 


6:10 P.M 


8:50 A. M. 
6:05p.M. 






















7:45 a.m. 


8:00 a.m. 


Gnerneville. 


6:10 p.m. 


6:05 p. M. 



Stages connect at Santa Rosa for White Sulphur 
Springs, Sebastapol and Mark West Springs: at 
Clairnlle for Skaggs Springs, and at Cloverdale 
for Highland Springs, Kelsey ville, Soda Bay, Lake- 
port, Saratoga Springs, Blue Lakes, Bartlett 
Springs, Ukiah, Eureka, Navarro Ridge, Mendo- 
cino City and the Geyser s. 

EXCURSION TICKETS from Saturdays to Mon- 
days— To Petaluma, $1 75; to Santa Rosa, $3; to 
Healdsburg, $4; to Cloverdale, $5. 

EXCURSION TICKETS, good for Sundays only— 
To Petaluma, ?1 50; to Santa Rosa, $2; to Healds- 
burg. $3; to Cloverdale, $4 50; to Guerneville, $3. 



From San Francisco to Point Tiburon and San 
Rafael, Week Days— 7:45 a. m., 9:10 a. m., 3:30 p. m., 
5:00 p. M.,6:15 p. M. ; Sundays: 8:00 A.M., 9:30 A. M., 
11:00 A.M. 1:45 P. M..5:00 p. U. 

To San Francisco from San Rafael, Week Days— 
6:30 a. m., 8:00 A. m., 10:30 a. m., 3:40 p.m., 5:05 p.m.; 
Sundays: 8:10 a. m., 9:40 A. M., 12:15 P. M., 3:30 P.M., 
5:00 P. M. 

To San Francisco from Point Tiburon, Week 
Days— 7:00 a. m., 8:20 a. m., 10:55 a. m., 4:05 p. at., 
5:30 p. M.; Sundays: 8:35 A. M., 10:05 A. M., 12:40l». M., 
3:55 p. M., 5:30 p . *m. 

PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



H. C. WHITING, 

Superintendent. 

g&- TICKET OFFICES— At Ferry and 222 Mont- 
gomery St., and Ne 2 New Montgomery St. 



SONOMA VALLEY R. ft. 

Steamer JAMES M. DONAHUE Leaves San Fran- 
cisco aud Connects with Trains at SONOMA 
LANDING, as follows: 

4.(~\(~\ p.m., Daily (Suudavs excepted), from 
•UU WASHINGTON-STREET WHARF, for 
the Town of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. 



Sunday Excursions. 

8.-XXS. a. M. (Sundays only), from WASHING- 
• J-O TON-STREET WHARF, for the Town 
of Sonoma, Glen Elleu and Way Points. Round- 
Trip Tickets : To Sonoma, 11.00 : to Glen EUeu, $1.50. 



H. C. WHITING, 
Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



TICKET OFFICES— At Ferry and 222 Mont- 
gomery St.. and Ng 2 New Montgomery St. 



PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

The Company's Steamers will sail as follows: 

For New York via Panama 

and Way Ports, 

Steamers sail 

8th, 15th, 23d and 30th of Each Month, at 10 a. M 

jpBT~For Ports of Call, see Daily Papers. -^H 

Tickets to New York at greatly reduced rates. 

CABIN, $75; STEERAGE, $30. 
Passengers booked through to and from Europe 
by any line. 
Fop Hongkong via Yokohama, 

S. S. City of Peking January 22d, 2 p. it 

S. S. City of Sydney February 12th. 2 r. M 

S. S. City of Riode Janeiro March 5th, 2 i\ u 

S. S. City of New York. March 24th, 2 p. u 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohoraa and return at 
reduced rates. 

For Freight or Passage apply at the Office, cor- 
ner Firstand Brannan streets. 

WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., 
Jan. S.j Geueral Agents. 



• 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER 



19 



3 TO A VERY SHY YOUNG 
WOMAN. 

Falsa Vtolei ' I Bought for itu 
rti.it I might know 
If thou dlasl bend so low 

Prompted by tender modesty, 

t »r WOW ! 
I will dlsoloM thy MiUU-tv 
u- thai art- shy, 
Thou kcnow'st, do win mine eye— 
(This truth, t:tir maid, I challenge thee, 

Deny!) 
Ami >«», since it becometh thee 
Anil charma mv heart, 
Tin m dosi affect this part! 
Xhna, all thy sweet simplicity 
la art. 

Morffarvl Dslcmd, in Century. 

SCIENTIFIC AND USEFUL. 

Cold and Tobacco Smoking.— Dr. Chud- 
bovski publishes in the Ruttkaya Medittina an 
icoonni <>!' a series of observations made on 
twelve soldiers in a military hospital, whi i were 
perfectly healthy with the exception of slight 
injuries", with the object of determining the 
effect of cold applications t<> the epigastrium 
upon the rapidity of digestion. The stomach 
Kobe was ol »-. >ur-<- freely used, and the com- 
pletion of digestion was taken to be marked 
by the disappearance of solid particles in the 
gastric contents, as revealed by drawing them 
an through the tube. The author found that 
when ice bladders were applied next the skin 
over the region of the stomach, digestion was 
retarded in nine out of the twelve case-. Six 
of the men were smokers and six nun-smokers. 
In the former the time required For digestion 
averaged seven hours, while in the case of the 
Bon-smokers the mean peril id of digestion was 

Only six hours. — Scientific American. 

Detection of Leaks in Water Mains.— The 
microphone is now being used in Kennany for 
the purpose of detecting loss (.if water through 
leakage in tOWTl mains. The apparatus con- 
sists; uf a stee! rod, which is placed upon the 
Cock in the neighborhood «t' which the leak 
is suspected, and a microphone attached to 
the upper end of the rod. A dry battery and 
a telephone complete the equipment. No 
sound is heard in the telephone if the cocks 
are closed and no leak occurs; but a leak of 
even a few drops through a badly fitting cock 
causes sufficient vibration in the pipe to affect 
the microphone, and to give audible sounds 
in the telephone. At a recent meeting of gas 
and water engineers in Eisenach, it was stated 
that the apparatus is so simple to handle that, 
with a little practice, ordinary workmen are 
able to detect and localize any leak. 

— Public Opinion. 

Effluviography.— This euphonious name 
has nothing to do with the science of ill-odors, 
but has been applied by M. D. Tomassi to the 
effects produced by the silent discharge upon 
a sensitized gelatine-bromide plate. After an 
exposure of some minutes' duration an image 
may be obtained from an electrified body, al 
though (if we understand the author aright) 
the potential may riot be high enough to give 
any sign of light, and when all other light is 
excluded. The image may be developed in 
the usual manner. M. Tomassi considers that 
the silent discharge produces the same effect 
as the ultra-violet rays, and may form a con- 
necting link between" the two extremes of the 
spectrum, consisting of what mav be called 
"electric rays." —Electrician. 

An Electric Soldering Iron. — A "new" sol- 
dering iron has been introduced. It is de- 
scribed as "a kind of JabtochkofPs candle, 
which is welded so that the blindingly hot 
flame at its tip is made to melt the surfaces, 
or the edges of the surfaces which are to be 
soldered together." The effect is said to be 
very satisfactory, and the action as good un- 
der water as in the air; the heat is so intense 
and localized within such a small space. This 
is an idea which has been before worked out 
and patented by the late Richard Werder- 
ruann. — Electrical Review. 

The Anti-rusting of Screws.— The Mom* 
teur Industrielle states that a mixture of oil and 
graphite will effectually prevent screws becom- 
ing fixed, and will protect them for years from 
rust. The mixture facilitates tightening up, 
is an excellent lubricant, and reduces the fric- 
tion of the screw in its nut. Why not use 
clean fat with the graphite or bfack-lead? 
Washed hog's lard is the best thing. 



SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. 

PACIFIC >v~i i 

Trains Lenve, and nre Duo to Arrive at, 
SAN FRANCISCO: 



Li: ivf: 


From Jan. 2, 1887. 


ARaiVI 




— Byron 


;.; in p. 


8:00*. 




in i" v 


j do r. 


" " 


• i in p. 




uc... 


IM P 


7:30 a. 


Bdgewood, Retl'ng.* Portland 


8 Hi p. 


•:: .in t. 


Gall via tfartlnei 


•10:40 a. 


8:30 a. 




5:40 i'. 


4:00 p. 


Knight's Landing 


HI HI A. 


•5:00 p. 


Llvermorc and pleaaanton 


•- III I. 


S:00a. 


Martinez . .. 




•8:30 a. 


. . Milton. 


•Mil P. 


3:30 p. 


Ho3ave,Demlng l ElPaso*Ean 


10:40 a. 


10:00 a. 


Nilrs and Baywarda 


3:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


Ogdon and Bast 


11 HI A. 


7:30 a. 


Bed Bluff vlo Marysvllle , 


..Ill P. 


r 80 a. 


. ...Sacramento viaBentcla . ... 


0:40 v. 


8:80 a. 


" vin Livermore. . . 


.'. :40 P. 


3:00 p. 


... " via Beulcta 


11:10 a. 


4:00 p. 


" via Benlcla 


10:10 a. 


•1:00 p. 


. .. .Sacramento Kiver Steamers. . 


•6:00 a. 


8:80 a. 




•3 :40 p. 


J10;00 a. 


" 


(8:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


" 


9:40 a. 


8:30 a. 


Stockton via Livermore 


.VIII p. 


•9:80 a. 


" via Martinez .... 


•7:40 p. 


•3:30 p. 


... " via Martinez 


•10:40 a. 


•9:30 a. 


. .Tulare and Fresno . 


•7:40 p. 


a. for Morning, p. for Afternoon. 



LOCAL FERRY TRAINS, 

From " SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

To EAST OAKLAND— »6:00, 0:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 
1:00. 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To 23D AVENUE, EAST OAKLAND— Same as "To 
East Oakland " until 6:30 p. M., inclusive, also 
at 9:00 p. m. 

To FRUIT VALE— «6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 
•2:30, 3:30. 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 9:00. 

To FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— «9:30, 7:00, 12:00. 

To ALAMEDA— •6:00, *6:30, 7:00, *7:30, 8:00, •8:30, 
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 112:30, 
1:00, 11:30, 2:00, J2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00,4:30, 5:00,5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To BERKELEY— "6:00, *6:30, 7:00, »7:30. 8:00, •8:30, 
9:00, 9:30,10:00, 110:30, 11:00, 111:80, 12:00,112:30, 
1:00, 11:30, 2:00, 12:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00. 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To WEST BERKELEY— Same as "To Berkeley." 



To "SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

From FRUIT VALE— 6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 8:20, 8:50, 9:20, 
•10:19, 4:20, 4:50, 5:20, 5:50, 6:20, 6:50, 7:47, 9:50. 

From FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— '5:22, 5:52, 
•6:22, 19:14, *3:22. 

From 23d AVENUE, EAST OAKLAND— 6:55, 7:25, 
7:55,8:25,8:55, 9,25. 9:56, 10:25,10:55, 11:25, 11:55, 
12:25, 12:55, 1:25, 1:55, 2:25, 2:55. 3:25, 3:55, 4:25, 
4:55, 5:25. 5:55, 6:25, 6:55, 7:50, 9:53. 

From EAST OAKLAND— »5:30, 6:00,6:30, 7:00. 7:30, 
8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 
12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 
5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:57, 8:57, 9:57, 10:57. 

From BROADWAY, Oakland— 7 minutes later 
than from East Oakland. 

From ALAMEDA— *5:30, 6:00, *6:30, 7:00, «7:30, 8:00 
•8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, J10:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 
112:30, 1:00, 11:30, 2:00, 12:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 
5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00. 

From BERKELEY— »5:25, 5:55, »6:25, 6:55, *7:25, 
7:55, '8:25, 8:55, 9:25, 9:55, 110:25, 10:55, 111:25, 11:55, 
112:25, 12:55, 11:25, 1:55, 12:25, 2:55,3:25, 3:55, 4:25, 
4:55, 5:25, 5:55, 6:25, 6:55, 7:55, 8:55, 9:55, 10:55. 

From WEST BERKELEY— Same as "From Ber- 
keley." 



Creek Route. 

From SAN FRANCISCO— *7:15, 9:15, 11:15, 1:15, 3:15, 

5:15. 
From OAKLAND— »6:15, 8:15, 10:15, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15. 



•Sundays excepted. 1 Sundays only. 



Standard Time furnished by LICK OBSERVA- 
TORY. 



A. N. TOWNE, 
Gen. Manager. 



T. H. GOODMAN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. 

Steamers of this Company will sail from 
BROADWAY' WHARF as follows: THE STEAM- 
ERS GEO. W. ELDER AND QUEEN OF THE 
PACIFIC— 

For VICTORIA, B. C, AND PUGET SOUND 
Ports — 9 A. m. every Friday. 

The last steamer of the month connects at 
Port Townsend with Steamers IDAHO and AN- 
CON for Alaska. 

For PORTLAND, Oregon, in connection with 
the O. R. AND N. CO.: Every Ave days. 

For SANTA CRUZ, MONTEREY, San 
Simeon, Cayocos, Port Harford, San Luis Obis 
po, Gaviota, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hue- 
neme, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San Diego: 
About every second day, a. m. 

For EUREKA, ARCATA and HOOKTON, Hum- 
boldt Bay: CITY OF CHESTER, Every Wednes- 



day, at 9 o'clock a. m. 

Foi --■•■■ 



Ev- 



'OR POINT ARENA, MENDOCINO, ETC. 
ery Monday, at 3 p. m. 

TICKET OFFICE— No. 214 Montgomery street, 
Near Pine. 

GOODALL, PERKINS & CO., Gen'l Agents 
[June 19.J No. 10 Market street. 




TIME SCHEDULE. 

Passenger Train- leave and arrive at Paasenger 
Depot romuend it, bet Sd and in. mi. , 
Francisco: 



II V\ 1 

-. 1. 
+6:46 i. 

8:30 a. 
10:30 a. 

■1 :2S i*. 
*.". : 1 ) p. 

e ..I. p 


IN EFFECT JAN. i. i"7. 


ARRIVE 

a i- 


■ 

.sun Hated Redwood 

I and Menlo Park 

1 


.; ,:n i 
•8:00 A. 

9:IK v. 
•10:02 a. 
+4 :00 p. 

4:68 p. 

7 I" P. 


8 :30 a. 1 
10:30 a. 
•3:30 p. 

4 :25 p. 1 


; Santa I'lura, Ban Jose and 1 
| ...Principal Way stations. . . i 


9:08 v. 

•10:02 a. 

4:58 P 

P. 



4:2 5p.|.; Almaden ami W ay Sta tions ;f 9:03a. 
8:30 a. | | . .Gllroy, PaJarol'Castrnvllle - , | "j*10T02 a. 
Salinas and Monterey j [ 7:40 p. 



•3:30 p. 



4| *; f j...Hollister and Tres Plnos. . . j |1»;Jg £ 



8:30a. | j Watsonville, Aptos, Soqucl 
•3:30 p.l ) (Capito la) aud Santa Cruz . 



•10:02a. 
7:40 p. 



I Temp le ton and Way statiousj _[_!;_• 

a.— Morning. p.— Afternoon. 

•Sundays excepted. +Sundays only(Sportman's 
Train). 

Trains run on Pacific Standard Time. 



STAGE CONNECTIONS are made with the 8:30 
a. m. Train. 



SPECIAL ROUND-TRIP TICKETS.— At Reduced 
Rates— to Monterey, Aptos, Soquel, Santa Cruz 
aud Paraiso Springs. 

Excursion Tickets. 

SPECIAL NOTICE— Round Trip Tickets to the 

famous Lick Observatory (Mt. Hamilton), can he 

obtained at any of the Company's Ticket Offices 

in San Francisco. Rate- °" 



-1(7.00. 



: good 



For Sundays only, (Sold Sunday Morning; 
1 J ' I for Return same day. 

For Sntnrdnv f Sold SATURDAY and SUNDAY 

Sunday J andJ , onl >'; eood for Return until fol- 
Mouday. 1 \l m , a « M .° n d»y_. inclusive, at 
1 Uhe following rates: 



Round Trip, o Sat to l Round Trip ,,„„ Sat to 

from San S£, Mon from San S£. 1 Mou 

Francisco to' 11 "" Tkt. 'Francisco to K1, 1 Tkt. 



San Bruno . 
Millbrae.... 
Oak Grove . 
San Mateo. . 
Belmont... . 
Redwood .. . 
Fair Oaks. . 
Menlo Park 
Mayfleld. . 



*....* 



75 
1 00 
1 00 

1 25 
1 25 
1 25 



50 
65 

DO 
1 10 
1 25 
! 40 
1 50 
1 60 
1 76 



Mount'n V'w 
Lawrences . . 
Santa Clara- 
San Jose. . .. 

Gilroy 

Aptos 

Soquel 

Santa Cruz. . 
Monterey 



II 50'$2 00 



1 50 
1 75 

1 75 

2 75 



2 25 
2 50 
2 50 

4 00 

5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 



TICKET OFFICES.— Passenger Depot, Townsend 
Street; Valencia-street Station, No. 613 Market St., 
Grand Hotel aud Rotunda, Baldwin Hotel. 



A. C. BASSETT, 

Superintendent. 



H. R. JUDAH, 

Asst. Pass. & Tkt Ag't 



OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL S. S. CO. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 



Steamers leave wharf corner FIRST AND BRAN- 
NAN STREETS, at 2 o'clock p. M., for YOKO- 
HAMA AND HONGKONG, connecting at Yoko- 
hama with Steamers for SHANGHAI: 

—1887.— 

Belgic Tuesday, January 11th 

San Pablo Tuesday, February 1st 

Oceanic Thursday, February 24th 

Gaelic Tuesday, March 15th 

Belgic Saturday, April 2d 

San Pablo Thursday, April 21st 

Oceanic Thursday, May 12th 

Gaelic Tuesday, May 31st 

Belgic Tuesday, June 21st 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohama and Return at 
Reduced Rates. 

Cabin Plans on exhibition and Passenger Tickets 
for sale ate. P. R. R. Co. 's General Office, Room 74, 
Corner Fourth and Townsend streets. 

For Freight, apply to GEORGE H. RICE, Freight 
Agent, at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's 
Wharf, or at No. 202 Market street, Union Block. 

T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Agent 
LELAND STANFORD, President. [Nov. 6. 



20 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 8, 1887. 



LLOYD TimS. pRBSOEirr, San FRANCISCO. 
J1T0. 1 VALENTINE. Vice-freside::t 

ASDCe:i. MANAGER. Ca:: FRANCISCO. 
JAMES IIErON. ECCKETArv. SAB Francisco. 
IL E- PARSONS. ASST. SECT, llHW YORK. 
H WAD3WOHTH. TREASURER, DAI! FRANCISCO. 

OFFICE OF THE 

VlCE-PRES'T and Gen-lManager. 




©cum. cF-tatt.cix.-o, 2)ecc4*l/&CE OI, ibbfc). 

Dear Sir : The following is a copy of our Annual Statement of precious Metals produced in the 
States and Territories west of the Missouri River (including British' Columbia, and receipts by express from 
the West Coast States of Mexico) during 1S86, which shows aggregate products as follows: Gold, 
$30,773.759; Silver, $53,776,055; Copper, $9,276,755; Dead, $9,185,192; Total gross result, $103,011,761. 

As stated hitherto, the facilities afforded for the transportation of bullion, ores, and base metals, by the 
extension of railroads into mining districts, increase the difficulty of verifying the reports of the products 
from several important localities ; and the general tendency is to exaggeration when the actual values are not 
obtainable from authentic sources ; but the aggregate result, as shown herein, we think may be relied on 
with reasonable confidence as approximately correct. 



STATES AND TERRITORIES. 



California 

Nevada 

Oregon 

Washington 

Alaska 

Idaho 

Montana 

Utah 

Colorado 

New Mexico 

Arizona 

Dakota 

Mexico (West Coast States) 
British Columbia 



Gold Dust and Hill- 
lion by Express. 



$12,579,356 

1.739,959 

451.907 
139.694 
394,975 

1,816,500 

2,100,000 
19,140 

3,500,000 
104, 7S4 
5S3.827 

2,405.250 
469,490 
692,845 



Gold Dust and Bui 
lion by other 
Conveyances. 



$26,997,727 



$628,678 

250,000 

25,000 

50,000 

300,000 

500,000 



50,000 
100,000 
200,000 

50,000 



$2,153,678 



Silver Bullion by 
Express. 



$ 918,403 

5,502,596 

1,310 



2,602,000 
7,840,000 
3,080,759 
5,750,000 
279,909 
1,371.083 

251.437 
1,627,204 



Ores and Base 
Bullion by Freight. 



£ 563.948 
1,927.365 



$29,224,701 



3,015,000 
10,400,000 

5.531.696 
15.750,000 

3,387,178 

4,048,468 

12,000 



$44,635,655 



$14,690,385 

9,169,920 

703,217 

164,694 

444.975 

7.733.500 

20,840,000 

8,631,595 

25,000,000 

3,821,871 

6,103,378 

2,856,687 

2,108,694 

742,845 

$103,011,761 



The gross yield for 1886, shown above, segregated, is approximately as follows : 
Gold 29 jVo $ 30,773,759 



Silver 52 ! 2 t 

Copper 9 jVo 

Dead 8 ,V e 



53.776,055 
9.276,755 
9,185,192 

Total ■ . . $103,011,761 

ANNUAL PRODUCTS OF LEAD, COPPER, SILVER AND GOLD IN THE STATES AND TERRITORIES WEST OF THE MISSOURI 

RIVER, 1870-1880. 



YEAR. 


Production as per 
W. F. & Co's State- 
ments, including 
amounts from British 
Columbia and West 
Coast of Mexico. 


Product after 
deducting Amounts 

from British 

Columbia and West 

Coast of Mexico. 


The Net Product of the States and Territories west of the Missouri River exclusive 
of British Columbia and West Coast of Mexico, divided, is as follows : 




Lead. 


COPPER. 


Silver. 


Gold. 


I87O 
I87I 
I872 

1873 
I874 

1875 
I876 

1877 
1878 

1879 
I880 
I88l 
1882 
1883 
I884 
IS85 
1886 






$54,000,000 
58,284,000 
62,236,959 
72,258,693 
74,401,045 
80,889,057 
90,875,173 

98,421,754 
81,154,622 
75,349,501 
80,167,936 
84,504,417 

92,411,835 
90,313,612 

84,975,954 

90,181,260 

103,011,761 


$52,150,000 
55,784,000 
60,351,824 
70,139,860 
71,965,610 
76,703,433 
87,219.859 
95,811,582 
78,276,167 
72,688,888 
77,232,512 
81,198,474 
89,207,549 
84,639,212 
81,633,835 
87,3H,382 

100,160,222 


$1,080,000 
2, 100,000 
2,250,000 
3,450,000 
3,80O,O0O 
5,100,000 
5,040,000 
5,085,250 
3,452,000 
4,185,769 
5,742,390 
6,361,902 
8,008,155 
8,163,550 
6,834,091 
8,562,991 
9.185,192 


$ 898,000 
1,195,000 

4,055,037 
5,683,921 
6,086,252 
7,838,036 
9,276,755 


$17,320,000 
19,286,000 
19,924,429 
27.483.302 
29,699,122 

31.635.239 
39,292,924 
45,846,109 
37,248,137 
37.032,857 
38,033,055 
42,987,613 

48,133,039 

42,975.101 
43,529.925 
44.516,599 
52,136,851 


$33,750,000 
34.39S.OOO 

38,1/7,395 
39,206,558 
38,466,488 
39,968,194 
42,886,935 

44,880,223 
37.576,030 
31,470,262 
32,559,067 
30,653,959 
29,011,318 
27,816,640 
25,183,567 
26,393,756 
29,561,424 



The exports of Silver during the past year to Japan, China, the Straits, etc, have been as follows: 
From Dondon, $26,519,328; from Marseilles, $956,650; from Venice, $ . . ; from San Francisco, $16,558,612 
Total, $44,034,590, as against $56,109,949 last year. Pounds Sterling estimated at $4.84. 



Jim. S, 1 - 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



21 



^fni|-cv> Slaio o| Sllcxicvx 



PRODUCT Or GOLD AND SILVER IN Till: RCpmLIC OF MEXICO PROM 1877 TO 188&. *< 



YEAR, 


Cold. 


Silver. 


TOTAL 


I877-I878 


$661,385 
662,524 
474.632 
380,301 
382,752 
380,419 
420,000 
385.OOO 
450,000 


$21,451,785 
21,405.330 
23.383,448 
23,583,135 
24,009,525 
22,921,921 
24,240,000 
25,037,356 
26,000,000 


$22,113,170 
22,067,854 
23,858,080 
23,963,436 
24,392,277 
23.302,340 
24,660,000 
2 5.422,356 
26,450,000 


1880-1881 

IS8I-ISS2 


I883-1S84 

1SS4-1SS5 

1885-18S6 


Total . ... 


S4.I97.OI3 


$212,032,500 


$216,229,513 





KXIliniT OF COINAGE OP GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER., IN THE REPUBLIC OF MEXICO FROM THE 1ST OF JULY, 1S72, TO TITF 3OTII OF JUNE, 
INDICATING APPROXIMATELY THE PRECIOUS METAL PRODUCT OF THE COUNTRY FOR THE YEARS NAMED. 



YEARS. 


Gold dollars. 


Silver Dollars. 


CorpER Dollars. 


I872-I873 

I873-I874 

1874-1875 

'.^5-1876 

1876—1877 


813.415 

866,743 
862,619 
So9,40i 
695.750 
691,998 
658,206 
521, S26 
492,068 
452,590 
407,600 
328,698 
423,250 
425,000 


19,680,811 
18,846,067 
I9.3S6,958 

I9.454.054 
21,415,128 
22,084,203 
22,162,987 
24,018,52s 

24.6l7.395 
25,146,260 
24,083,921 

25.377,379 
25,840,728 
25,850,000 


22,Sl4 
15.966 
21,712 
30,654 
9.035 
41.364 
16,300 

14,035 
42,258 
11,972 


I877-I878 


I879-1880 

i88o-iS8i 

1881-1S82.'*'. 

1882-1S83 

1883-1884 

1884-iSSs 


1885-1886 




Total 


8,449,164 


317,964,419 


226,110 



SUMMARY. 

Totals: Gold, $8,449,164; Silver, $317,964,419; Copper, $226,110; Grand Total, $326,639,693. 



EXIIIIilT OF THE COINAGE OF MEXICO FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MINTS IN I537 TO THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR OF iSl 



Colonial, Epoch. 


GOLD. 


Silver. 


Copper. 


TOTAL. 


Unmilled coin from 1537 to 1771 . . . . 


$ 8,497,950 
19,889,014 

40.39 1 , 447 


$ 752,067,456 
441,629,211 
888,563,989 


$200,000 
342,893 


$ 760,765,406 
461,518,225 
929,298,329 


Independence. 
Iturbide's Imperial Bust, from 1822-23. ■ 
Republic Eagle — 1824 to 30th June, 1S72. 


$68,778,411 


$2,082,260,656 


$542,893 


$2,151,581,960 


$ 557.392 
45,040,628 


$ 18,575,569 
740,246,485 


$5,235,177 


$ i9,!32,96i 
790,522,290 




$45,598,020 


$758,822,054 


$5,235,177 


809,655,251 


Republic. 
Eagle coin, from 1st Jul}', 1872, to 30th 
of June, 1S86. 


$8,449,164 


$317,964,419 


$226,110 


$326,639,693 



SUMMARY. 
Colonial Epoch — from 1537 to 1821, $2,151,581,960; Independence — from 1822 to 1872, $809,655,251; 
Republic — from 1872 to 1S86, $326,639,693. Total, $3,287,876,904. 

The exhibits of production and mintage indicate a steady development of the mining interests of the 
United States of America, and also of Mexico, and with the increasing facilities of railway communications 
fostering every department of industry, the outlook for a continued growth in the product of precious 
metals is flattering. 

JOHN J. VALENTINE, 
Vice- President & Genl. Manager Wells, Fargo~& Company. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



Jan .8. 1887. 



THE REAL PROPERTY MARKET. 
The Real Estate business is suffering somewhat from the absence 
of much-needed rainshowers. Operators, like all classes of business 
men, have been watching for crop-producing showers with some con- 
cern, and fears of a dry season are growing prevalent. Real estate, 
strangely enough, is more quickly affected in point of activity by a 
threatened dry season than any other kind of property. The danger 
of lack of raiii is not in fact imminent, for up to date the country is 
not suffering for lack of moisture. 

In all other respects the new year opens well. A continuation of 
moderate business property is all that is required to keep the market 
in proper shape, and this seems assured. .San Francisco has fortu- 
nately passed the crisis which was predicted for her commercial in- 
terests upon the opening of the Northern; and Southern Pacific Rail- 
roads. The loss ot trade territory north and south was by many con- 
sidered as certain to occur, and to entail a serious and irretrievable 
loss. But as a matter of fact the evil predictions have not come true. 
No doubt some trade has been lost and temporary disturbances oc- 
cured, but this was all, and to-day San Francisco's trade is as ex- 
tensive as ever, and the value and volume of her transactions does 
not seem to have suffered to any material degree by reason of the 
establishment of competitive railroad termini. On "the other hand 
there is observable considerable improvement in other directions, 
particularly in the fruit, produce and wine business, the capabilities 
of which are only beginning to be understood, so that ou striking a 
general balance it will be found that San Francisco's commercial 
importance is better established than it ever has been. This is all 
that the real estate operator cares to know. A steady, albeit a slow, 
improvement in the value <<( choice business property may therefore 
be expected during the year 1887, under an increasing desire to in- 
vest larger sums in promising properties. Fashionable residence 
property is supposed to stand even a still better chance for improve- 
ment, for just In the measure that merchants are prospering comes 
the desire on their part to establish themselves in new houses. The 
same thing, however, cannot be said of residence property of the 
average class and value, not because of any lack of demand/but be- 
cause of an over supply. Cheap property, on the other hand, has 
done well, and promises to do better, for the demand shows a steady 
improvement, indicating a rapid and most satisfactory growth of a 
desirable class of population. 

The budget of news for the closing week of 1886 is also a most satis- 
factory mie. Improvements involving an outlay of over $300,000 have 
been definitely determined upon. Theprineipal oneof these concerns, 
the southerly corner of Fremont and Market streets, where the Lach- 
man wine vaults are now located. In their place there is to lie erectf 
ed a four-story substantial business block covering the entire oO-vara. 
at a cost of about $18.0,000. Immediately adjoining this property, to 
the west, is to be erected a four-story building with a 30-foot frontage, 
at a cost of $30,000, and around "the corner, on Fremont street, the 
Jones : property, having a frontage of !)0 feet, is to receive a similar 
structure at a cost of about $90,000. In this connection it maybe 
stated upon good authority that the Wells, Fargo Express Company 
is seriously considering the question of removal. The business has 
been steadily growing, and although adjoining premises have been 
called into use the quarters of the company are becoming cramped. 

Momentarily business is of course quietand confined to the closing 
up of old transactions. Some of the latter, however, are notable ones, 
and especially that of the improved property on the cast side of Front 
street, 88:L> north of Pine, embracing 50xf36:5, for $68,000. Another 
involves a New City Hall lot, 26x100, on the northwest side of Mar- 
ket street, 25 feet southwest of City Hall Avenue, which brought 
$30,000. A sale was also made of the southerly corner of Harrison 
and First street, 40x175 and 30x73. A lot of 20x70 on the northwester- 
ly side of Stevenson street, L75 southwesterly from Third street, was 
sold for $8,000. Still another transaction "embraces the corner of 
Seventh and Mission streets, 50x80, for $30,000. A water lot, on the 
southeast side of Howard, 45 northeast of Main street, was sold for 
128,000. 

Trading in lots lying west of Valencia street is becoming quite act- 
ive again under an increasing demand. Quite a number of sales have 
been made within a week or two and prices show considerable stiff- 
ness. East of Valencia street business is not quite so brisk, butgood 
corners suitable for retail business is quite in demand. Among re- 
cent sales in this class were those of the northeast cornerof Howard 
and Sixteenth streets, 61x110; and of the southeast cornerof Howard 
and Fourteenth streets. 50x95, $3,050 being the price of the latter. 
There have been two sales on Bush street east of Polk, the first em- 
bracing 54:4x137:6 on the south side of Bush, 137:6 west of Taylor, 
and the second 25x120 ou the north side of Bush, 30 feet east of Ma- 
son street. 

The Western Addition is not looming up in the records. Sales are 
few and far between, the general tone of the market being quiet 
under liberal offerings of odds and ends but with very little of really 
choice. Among tlie sale^ men Hon may be made of that of the mid- 
dle 50-vara lot on the north side of Broadway west of Rroderiek, of 
42xl37:6on the north side of Pine, 87 feet west of Pierce; also 33:9x 
1L', :8 on the north side of Sacramento street, 197 feet west of Frank- 
lin, for $5,125, and 125x137:6 on the northeast corner of Steiner and 
Grove streets for $0,11011. 

There have been two leading transactions in outside lands, the first 
a Probate Court sale, which yielded $10,500 for 125x120 on the north- 
west corner of D. street and Sixth avenue; and the other a private 
sale of the block on the northeast corner of Fifth avenue and Fulton 
street. 

The building business is. looking up. In addition to the larger un- 
dertakings already mentioned plans are now being drawn for a large 
amusement hall on O'Farrell street, opposite the Alcazar. A lease 
of a lot of 97x137.6 for a term of 15 years has been secured, the 
rental being respective!) $300, $350, ami $400 a month for three equal 
terms of five years. Another enterp rise involving the expenditure 
of $100,000 is that of the erection of an addition to Wieland's Brew- 
ery. on the comer of Second and Tehama streets. On the west side 
of Van Ness avenue, between Suiter street and Fern avenue, a row 
of five dwellings, to cost $34,110, is to be built. On Cough street, be- 



tween Geary and O'Farrell, a $14,000 residence is to be put up. The 
northwest corner of Scott and Washington streets is also to be im- 
proved with a $10,000 dwelling. 

Although country real estate is still dull, it is confidently expected 
that, sooner or later, there will spring up a decided demand for me- 
dium-priced places, from people who have concluded to give the 
north a trial, where booms have not yet made a fortune necessary to 
the purchase of a ten-acre plot. It is not to be expected that the peo- 
ple who are now pouring into the southern counties will each and all 
of them remain there. 



COMMENTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 
The vacancy caused by the retirement of Lord Randolph Churchill 
from the Marquis of Salisbury's Cabinet has been filled by the ap- 
pointment of Mr. Goschen, but there will probably be a further re- 
construction before the Government meets Parliament. It is said 
that Mr. Goschen's appointment has been received with disfavor by 
the Conservative party because he is a Liberal. This is grotesquely 
absurd. Mr. Goschen" ceased to be a Liberal, in everything but name, 
years ago. and to-day he is far more of a Conservative than is Lord 
Randolph Churchill. Years have elapsed since he left a seat in a 
Liberal Ministry because he thought it was growing too Radical. 
Since then he has sat on the Liberal side of the House (when a mem- 
ber) but his vote has been unreliable. In sentiment he is now, and 
has been for a long time past, a genuine Conservative and is quite in 
place in Conservative Ministry. In point of ability, there is as much 
difference between him and Lord Randolph Churchill as there is be- 
tween chalk and cheese. He is really an able and, at the same time, 
a conscientious man. There is nothing of the demagogue about him. 
He never adopts views because they are liable to be popular, or advo- 
cates policies because they are likely to prove successful. He has 
profound convictions as to what is right and wrong, wise and unwise, 
and he acts upon them. 

The indications all point to an early fall of the Salisbury Ministry. 
It will fall of its own inherent weakness and not upon any of the 
great issues of the day. It will trip softly over some trivial insignifi- 
cant snag, and once down it will not have vitality enough to rise. 

The spectacle of the crowned heads and leading diplomats of Eu- 
rope protesting their belief that peace will be maintained, and their 
hope that such will be the case, while they are engaged, metaphori- 
cally speaking, in girding up their loins for a conflict which they 
believe to be impending, would be ridiculous if it were not so serious. 
The truth is the " jrreat powers " all seem to be getting ready for the 
outbreak of war in the Spring. The two principal sources of danger 
are Russia and France. Russia has suffered a somewhat mortifying 
rebuff in Bulgaria, which places in her hand a good excuse for war at 
any moment she feels like forcing the issue. Besides, she appears to 
labor under the impression that the present is a good time to make 
another dash for Constantinople. And this time if she gets within 
sight of the gates of that devoted city she will not be so easily driven 
away. If the British fleet should interfere, Russia seems' to have 
her arrangements made to create what military men call a diversion 
in the direction of the Afghan frontier. The Caspian-Merv-Samar- 
cand R. R. is about completed to Charjui on the Oxus, and between 
that place and Khilif two Russian steamers are ready to transport 
passengers and merchandise— or, in other words, troops and stores. 
Khilif, it may be remarked, is inside the Afghan frontier. 

Writing upon this subject the St. Petersburg correspondent of the 
London Times says: " On several occasions during the Afghan fron- 
tier disputes I have endeavored to point out that England's attention 
seemed to be fixed entirely upon the small part of the frontier to the 
northwest, to the complete exclusion of the equally, if not more im- 
portant and dangerous, part on the north and northeast, where the 
Russian. Afghan and Chinese contiguous possessions and unsettled 
rival claims form a hotbed of intrigue, perilous to Anglo-Afghan 
interests as long as our opposition to Russia in Europe is likely to 
provoke reprisals in Central Asia— reprisals that are even now talked 
of in St. Petersburg as a set-off to our anti-Russian policy in Bul- 
garia. Up to the present we appear to have prevailed with no other 
trouble than a Russian protest against Abdul Rahman's seizure of 
Shignan through the medium of his vassal, the Khan of Badaksban. 
This protest, I believe, is still hanging over our heads. If England 
considers it advisable for the present to ignore these open differences 
the Russian newspapers do not. Even the official press follows the 
subject with eager attention. The other day a letter in the Govern- 
ment Messenger announced that the Cashmere troops had occupied 
Kundjud, a small Khanate between English Cashmere, Chinese 
Kashgar, and the Russian frontier on the northern and southern 
slopes of the Hindoo Koosh. Great excitement, it is said, prevailed 
among the inhabitants, and coolness in the relations between England 
and China, the latter Rower claiming suzerain rights, was expected to 
ensue. Now the Sviett publishes a letter with the following news: 
• Hassan Khan, Sovereign of Kundjud, has been assassinated by his 
eldest son, at the head of a revolt resulting from discontent at the 
permitted passage of a couple of Englishmen through the Khanate 
to the Pamir. A general rising is expected in case the English under- 
take a suppression of the movement throughout Cashmere, The 
Chinese in Kashgar, although at present too weak in troops to send 
an expedition, cannot, for the sake of prestige among the Kas'h- 
garians, let the affair pass without doing something. 

Mr. Blowitz's statement to the effect that the Czar and the Kaiser 
have made a " hands off " treaty is more than likely to be true. It 
seems to be pretty well established that the Russians wished to make 
an offensive and defensive alliance with France some time ago, but 
Johnny Crapaud was shy. At that time all the Czar wanted with 
Johnny was to menace Germany and keep her quiet. This treaty will 
accomplish that purpose, but instead of pointing towards peace, as 
some of our esteemed contemporaries have said, the making of this 
convention is an indication of war. 



VAT//. 




Ifumbi i 



ETTER 



FINANCIAL REVIEW. 



CHaltforntOiCibcrtiser. 

DEVTTTD TO THIlLCADINQ INTERCSTS OF CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC CHAST. 

SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JANUARY i:>. 1887. 
TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



A Quiet Stream (poetry) i 

A Rather Queer Fuhron .. 2 

A Wonderful Operation 1 

AinibfiiU'iil- 7 

"Bla," 1:; 

Comments on Koroiirn Affairs 20 

Doings nt the State Capital 16 

Drammer'i Yarn ..4 

Financial Review . 1 

Goliath and David (poetry) 12 

Gotham Gossip 8 

In a Garden (poetry) 18 

Manual Training 12 

Hag 'a Letter 14 

Notabilia 17 



OUR OWM ROSTRUM: 

iiu- New charter 

The Gardiner Verdict 

A Wise Dismissal 

i hi' Advancement of Education 

\ boul False Swearing 

a Defect iu our Schools .. 10 

Pleasure's Wand t; 

Possibilities 3 

Passing Remarks ........ 6 

Heal Estate Transactions 16 

Society 3 

Scientific and Useful .'....19 

Town Crier 11 

World, Flesh and the Devil IS 



s oU> BARS— ssii 
r B0c.@80Kc 



fine, par.— Mexican Dollars are quoted at 



Price of Money here, H@ 10 percent, per year— bank rate. In the 
open market, %@l per month. Demand moderate. On Bond 
Security. 5 per cent, per year, on Call. Demand moderate. 



"Exchange on Now York. 15c. ; on London Bankers. 49%@49%d. 
Paris sight, 5.10@5.15 fr. per dollar. Telegrams on New- 
York, 20c. 



INVESTMENT SECURITIES. 

San Francisco, January 14. 1887. 





Bid. 
















INSURANCE STOCKS. 
Home Mutual 






t-pr-ct Quarterly 


127M 


va% 


150 


162J .. 


Central Pacific R.R 


105 






78 
93 


California Dry Dock . 


State Investment 


96 




104 


- 




92^ 
114 










Dnpont-Street 


GAS STOCKS. 




Maxket-St. R.R 


I22> .. 


in..', 

128! S 




62M 




Pk *v. O.R.R.,6-p-c.guar.) 


Pacific Gai» Imp't Co 


63K 


Montgomery- A venue 


— 


— 


Oakland Gasl't and Heat 


85k 


35 M 


Nevada Co X. G. R. R 


96 

87H 


98 
95 




60^4 


60H 


North Pacific Coast R.R. 


BANK STOCKS. 


N'rth'uPac.R.R.(lstmor) 




— 


Anglo-Cala. t 50 pr ct paid 


— 


— 


X'rth'u Railway of Cala. . 





— 


Bank of California 


175^ 


176^ 


Oakland Gasl't, 5-pr-ct. - 





— 


Cala. Safe Deposits Trust 






Or. R.W. and N.,rt-pr-ct - 





— 


Company 


46'^ 


«M 


Pae. Rolling Mills, 6-pr-ct 


106 


— 


1st National Bank of S. F. 






Plon'r Wool'n Mills, 6-p-c 


— 


— 


Grangers' 


— 


— 


S. Pac. R. R.,fi-pr-c- 
Sp'g Vallev W.W.,6-pr-Ct 

I'n Iron Works, 6-p-c .. 


1UW 


11-'.. 


L'd'n Paris & Am. (lim.) 


91V. 


93 


my. 


127'.. 


Pacific 




— 


— 





POWDER STOCKS 






LOCAL RAILROAD STOCKS 








43 


45 












■aj 


95* 


City 


Safety Nitro 




104 


105K 




n* 




Geary-Street 




North Beach and Mission 


97 


98 


MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. 
























California Dry Dock 

California Electric Light 




37% 
11 


Sutter-Street 




_ 


10% 


WATER STOCKS. 






California Wire Works - . 


— 


— 


Contra Costa 


*S'4 


W4 


California Iron and Steel 


— 


— 


Spring Valley 


9*j 


96 


Gold & Stock Telegraph. 
Hawaiian Commercial. . . 


62^ 


67^ 


INSURANCE STOCKS. 






Antjlo-Xevada Ass. Corp. 


105 


110 


Judson Manufacturing . . 








123 


125 


Pacific Rolling Mills. ... 









125 


130 


Pioneer Woolen Mills , . . 








Fireman's Fund 


136 


140 


Pacific Iron and Nail. .. 





— 



There is more inquiry for these securities, pending the general dividends 
paid this week and further dividends to-morrow. This week is also re- 
markable for the number of annual meetings of these various corporations, 
which, as a rule, show satisfactory results of the business of the past year. 

A. Baird, 438 California Street. 

London, Jan. 14.— Consols, 100%@101. 



Dr. John F. Morse, whose appointment as one of the attending 
surgeons at the City and County Hospital the News Letter recorded 
some time ago, has* just demonstrated in a practical way the truth of 
the statements which we then made in regard to his skill and ability. 
This demonstration is found in the successful performance of an op- 
eration which has never before, in the history of medical science, 
been successfully accomplished. The operation consisted of cutting 
away an aneurism or tumor from the abdominal artery. The diffi- 
culty attending the operation can readily be understood when it is 
mentioned that the artery lies in such a position that some of the 
vital organs have to be moved aside in order to remove the tumor. 
So far as is known the operation has never before been attempted in 
this country. In Europe it has been twice performed, but with fatal 
results in each case. Dr. Morse's operation, however, was entirely 
successful. The patient — Thomas D. Haley— was operated on some 
seventy days or so ago, and has recently been discharged from the 
hospital as cured. 

Mr. Dennis Donohoe, H. B. M. Consul at Baltimore, has been ap- 
pointed Consul at San Francisco vice G. E. Stanley, resigned. 

The Mercantile Library Association hold their annual election 
next Monday, and installation meeting Thursday evening. 



Tin' Comstocks have been fuirly sustained during the week, and 
the fluctuations, in many inste igfa for an ac- 

tive ofH rator to deal profitably, The " bears " are again ihowli 
aggressive front, led bv the red lubtnblo Cnpt. John Kelly, who hai 
abandoned the Bodie Camp for the more lucrative Held of speculation. 
it this gentleman was noi responsible for the severe earthquake which 
heralded bis arrival In the city, be certainly must be held to account 
for the demoralization which' momentarily succeeded on Pine street, 
on the strength of tin- plain and unvarnished statement made by thl 
father of all the great and little bears, regarding the condition ol the 
mines. Rumors of subterranean hikes, misstatements of facte about 
reported developments, capped by an exciting tale of disaster to the 
mines, in Con, Cal. and Vn., through an outbreak of gas, Sew thick 
and fast around the street, and prices suffered In consequence, only 
to advance, however, as rapidly as they fell, when the information 

was traced to its source. When I 'aptain John maintained the lower 

level-, of Norcross were bare of ore we agreed with him, but cannot 
do so now in regard to the upper levels of Bav&ge. it would not be a 

wise or safe move for the gentleman, to whom we are Indebted for 
many courtesies in the past, to back his opinions on this point too 
heavily. In our bumble opinion Savage is to-day one of the most 
likely stocks on the lists, (hollar has alMi a good prospect, more so 
than' Norcross. The long expected deal at the Gold Hill end still 
hangs in abeyance. I. ike many others on the street, we are unable 
to assign a reason for the fact that a mine with a good showing of ore 
like Altn should have been weighted down during a lively market. 
We look for an explanation of the mystery before this time next year. 
The Justice winze is now down 86 feet in the same material, giving 
about the same assays, in the neighborhood of $30. A cross-cut will 
likely be started during the coming week, which ought to have a 
beneficial effect on the stock. 

The assessments which have long been anticipated have at last 
been levied on the Tuscarora favorites. This will enable the compa- 
nies to have everything in good running order by the coming Spring. 

Succor has been a lively stock during the week and is likely to con- 
tinue so. When work starts up at the mine, as it will in a day or 
two, good bullion returns may be anticipated. This mine has paid 
dividends before and has every prospect of doing so again. 

The North Bonanza and Flowery companies are driving work 
steadily ahead. 

The "Candelaria mill has been running steadily night and day from 
the 3d to the 12th inst., with 30 stamps, on Georgene ore. This mine 
continues to look favorable and the output is steady. The new hoist- 
ing works are being pushed forward with all possible dispatch, the 
boiler being now in position. Work on the Princess mine is going 
ahead and the indications are such that an ore development may be 
expected at any moment. The English company are fortunate in 
having such an energetic and competent manager as Mr. Littell. 
There is no present indication of a resumption of work in the Holmes. 
Mr. Cross, the Superintendent, will probably leave for the front in a 
week or so. The policy pursued by this company and the Southern 
Nevada is fatal to the interests of both and should be dropped. Why 
not compromise the litigation and start work at the mines with mu- 
tual interests? There is nothing to be gained by either parties in fur- 
ther litigation. 

A remnant of that notorious clique of French adventurers who 
were mixed up in the scandalous Succor Flat and Quartz Mountain 
swindles is still pegging away in London in the forlorn hope of float- 
ing the Providence mine. We wonder that the owners of this prop- 
erty still continue their business relations with such a brood. The 
very mention of their names in connection with an investment is 
sufficient in itself to damn any property were it silver-lined and gilt- 
edged. We could go more fully into details, but stirring up the dirty 
news is nauseating, besides they are all well enough known anyhow. 

Del Mar has got another attack of the lecturing fever, and has been 
airing his experiences in Hungary before an appreciative audience of 
noodles, who are willing, at all times, to be misled by bombast. 
Whether his version of the bearpit agrees with ours or not we are un- 
able to state, but regret that the. gentleman found it necessary to 
open the subject so far west as to deprive his Hungarian friends of a 
chance to reply. His experience in mining was objected to most 
strenuously in that country. We can vouch lor that. 

Is Mr. C. A. Hamilton unable to reply to our questions as to his 
mining experience? This protracted silence looks very much like as 
though the gentleman had no answer to make to our allegations. 

The Pacific Telegraph Co. was lately incorporated in London for 
the purpose of connecting Australia with British Columbia by wire. 
The names of the directors are familiar, the majority being represent- 
ative men in the House of Commons. Their aid will doubtless be 
invaluable on the subsidy question, which is a leading feature of the 
proposition. 

The California National Bank held its first annual meeting on last 
Tuesday, at which 1,800 out of 2,000 shares were represented. The 
statement of business for the eight days the bank was in operation 
was highly satisfactory; the fact that $100,000 had already been 
placed in deposit by the public showing that the new organization 
and its officers possess the confidence of the community. The same 
Board of Directors was reelected, and it. in turn, reelected the old 
officers, who, in the initial movements of the Bank, have so signally 
displayed their capacity. 

The semi-annual statement of the Nevada Bank has just been 
published, and it shows that this great financial institution continues 
to enjoy the confidence of the business world, and to control a large 
portion of the financial operations of San Francisco. 

The First National Bank of San Francisco held its annual meeting 
on last Wednesday. The members of the old Board of Directors 
were re-elected with the exception of James Phelan, who has been 
succeeded by bis son, James D. Phelan. The bank added $25,108 22 
to its surplus during the year. 

The Bank of California has enjoyed a very prosperous year, as is 
shown by its annual statement. Its profits reach close up in the 
neighborhood of $1,000,000, and its shareholders have reason to be 
pleased with their capable officers. 

The S. F. Gaslight Company annual meeting next Tuesday. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF WOMEN. 

The question of the education of women in the higher branches 
of knowledge has been occupying a good deal of space of lute in the 
leading English and American reviews. There have been articles 
for and against, and women have written with as much warmth on 
the subject (the articles are always by women) as upon the kindred 
question of their political enfranchisement. The question, being an 
integral part of the great general question of the world's progress, 
i- certainly an important one. That the time is coming when women 
are to occupy a radically different position from that which is theirs 
to-day is a fact patent to every observing eye, and it is as well that 
they should be appropriately equipped when their time comes. When 
one looks back over the history of the world and follows the gradual 
but steady evolution of women from slavery, both figurative and lit- 
eral, and unintelligent indifference, toward their present determined 
and consistent clamor for equal political rights with man, the con- 
clusion naturally forces itself that time and tide will enable them to 
surmount greater obstacles and land them on more ambitious planes 
still. Thomas Wentworth Higgenson, in the current number of the 
Forum, points to the fact that the enfranchisement of women in the 
United States would give them the balance of political power, as they 
outnumber men in sixteen of the most important States in the Union, 
including New York and Pennsylvania. Men would then be exactly 
where women are now, which would be a revolution certainly, and sad 
for the men. 

In view of such an issue, therefore, the question of the education of 
the future arbiters of the destinies of fifty millions of people, presents 
a somewhat serious aspect; and although in England the question of 
woman suffrage may not be of such appalling significance as ours 
is under the present census, at least, it is quite significant enough to 
render the sister question of woman's education equally engrossing. 
Mrs. Lynn Linton contributes an article to one of the English reviews 
in which, after perambulating all round one side of the question, she 
tacitly acknowledges her incapacity to forecast inevitable events by 
announcing that, except in the case of George Eliot : s women had 
better not be educated above the nursery and linen closet. Having 
floundered a little out of her depth she takes refuge in the time- 
honored platitude that after all women were intended by nature to 
be wives and mothers, and that that humble vocation is'what they 
had best stick to. She does not say anything about fashionable 
women, but it is to be inferred that the intellect which has been de- 
veloped to meet the exacting requirements of the nursery and the 
linen closet is also good enough for the ball-room. Generally it is. 
She makes a business-like statement to the effect that in ninety-nine 
cases out of every hundred the money which is spent on a girl's edu- 
cation in " ologies," and collegiate studies generally, is practically so 
much money thrown away, inasmuch as these same ninety-nine 
women invariably marry and settle down to the traditional career for 
which the sex was invented. Also that woman is physically incapable 
of mental strain and attending to the nursery at the same time; 
therefore, that wotnen who will insist upon cultivating their intellects 
should never marry. 

All of these arguments are good in their way, but unfortunately 
their way is limited. It is quite true that ninety-nine out of every 
hundred college-educated women marry and are lost to fame in the 

{jerformance of the unambitious duties which are the lot of the mil- 
ion. It is quite true that the world will, singly, never hear from 
them or concern itself in the flattering statements of their individual 
diplomas, but how about their combined force when the balance of 
political power passes into their hands? Should not the quality of 
that force be as strong and as fine and as intellectually keen as train- 
ing can make it? And the more severely the intellect is trained, the 
higher state of development it reaches, the greater the calm, clear, 
logical judgment of which it is capable. There is nothing like a se- 
vere course in geometry, for instance, to strengthen ana perfect the 
reasoning and analytical powers of the mind. Therefore, although 
the ninetv-nine women may not be elected to fill an exalted place in 
the world's destiny, still it "is quite as important that they should 
know how to vote as intelligently and thoughtfullv as their more for- 
tunate sisters. And quite as important to man, if he would but real- 
ize it. If women are to have the balance of power, it is as well that 
they should be able to deal justly by what will then be the weaker 
sex. It would be hard on men if feminine legislation, or the influ- 
ence of the feminine vote, should bring about that the very clothes a 
man wore were not his own but his wife's—the reverse of which law 
was a matter of fact in Massachusetts until a very recent date. It is 
proverbial that women are spitefulrand if not educated out of this 
and other lower feminine qualities, it is impossible to say what they 
may not do by way of retaliation. Therefore a good, sound " mascu- 
line education'' (to use an anomalous term), will not hurt these 
humble wives and mothers, and the money spent upon it will not be 
thrown away. 

This deduction gives rise to another (question, which, however, 
cannot be fully answered here. Statistics have proved that the 
mother transmits her mental qualities to her sons. What will be the 
result, therefore, if these universal feminine intellectual giants of the 
future produce a race of men who must surpass them through their 
superior physical basis, as they would also surpass man as he exists 
to-day. The complication might be an embarrassing one. unless, in- 
deed, the intellectual development of women resulted in their pro- 
ducing a physically inferior race of offspring. In that case the whole 
vexed question would be solved in the simplest manner possible: the 
human race would die out and the apostles of pessimism would re- 
joice. 

In answer to the second question, that women who aspire to the 
dizzy intellectual hishts of man should not marry, it may be ob- 
served that if women already outnumber men in sixteen States of 
this Union and are rapidly getting ahead in the other twelve, and if it 
be in accordance with the law of population generally that women in- 
crease more rapidly and live longer than men, that what is known at 
present as the fair sex may as well educate themselves without anxi- 
ety for the morrow. But for the large minority who, coming first 
are first served in the matter of husbands, the law 7 as laid down by 
Mrs. Linton does not hold good either. John Stuart Mill laid down a 



law some years ago that there should be a legal limit put upon fami- 
lies, owing to the fact that population tends to increase faster than 
production. In the course of time this law will have to go into effect, 
as the planet upon which we live has only so many square miles to be 
tilled. Then women can educate themselves to any extent they 
please, marry and take a mental rest for a few years (a very good 
thing for them), then, when their duty by the species is over, return 
with renewed strength and interest to their intellectual pursuits and 
ambitions. The legal limit will probably be a narrow one. and the 
bearing of three or four children will not permanently injure anv 
woman of ordinary physical equipment; nor are the duties of such a 
family onerous and all-absorbing if she have any sense of manage- 
ment. It is only when she finds herself the mother of anything over 
half a dozen that she is incapacitated ohysically and socially for any 
of the higher and more enjoyable phases of life. Bona Dea. 

A RATHER QUEER FASHION. 
An item from the Washington Post, concerning the public attire of 
the first lady in the land, is traveling around among the newpapers 
One paragraph in it says: " Mrs. Cleveland always dresses quietlv at 
the theater. " This apparent desire not to attract too much attention 
in the operation is, of course, commendable, but to one a thousand 
miles away it seems preferable that the toilet of a fair being on whom 
the public eye is always centered, so to speak, should be made before 
going to the theatre. Even granting that in these new-fangled boxes 
that they have in the East various delicate transactions of this kind 
can be accomplished with sufficient privacy, the postponement of the 
dressing until the box is reached is hardlv proper. It is hoped that 
this practice is merely a Summer freak, as itw T ere,and will be stopped 
as the Winter grows colder. Ladies here do not dress at the theatre, 
and very few, if any, students of the decollete would, it is currently 
understood, vote for a change in this respect. It may be, however, 
that the meaning of the quoted sentence has been misconceived. If 
so, the misconception has not been intentional. 

The following may act as a warning to those who believe in the 
doctrine of chance: A tramp once had a penny. He wanted a shave 
very badly, but he wanted a drink about as much. He was in a 
quandary. The shave he must have, and the drink he could not do 
without. Suddenly a bright thought struck him— he would toss up 
for it. Tail gets a drink, and head a shave. Up went the coin and 
it came down head. The gentleman of leisure looked at it for a mo- 
ment dubiously ; then like an inspiration came the thought, "It is 
always best two out of three." Accordingly it was tossed up again 
this time coming down tail. "This decides!" was his thought,' and 
once more the penny was tossed into the air. What means that 
blank expression of despair that spreads over his face? Whisper it 
gently. The pennv has rolled into the sewer ! 



SPEC IAL NO TICE. 

GENERAL RE DUCTION IN PRICES! 

Extraordinary Bargains in Every Department! 

Our Customers and the Public are respectfully informed that we have 
made A GENERAL REDUCTION IN PRICES THROUGHOUT EVERY 
DEPARTMEN f. 

Special and Extraordinary Bargains are now being Offered in 

SILKS, VELVETS, VELVETEENS, 

DRESS GOODS, BLACK GOODS, 
HOSIERY, LACES, GLOVES, UNDERWEAR, 

EMBEOIDEBIES, 
Collars, Cuffs, Veilings, Towels, 

Napkins, Damasks, Blankets, Flannels, 

Cloths, Tweeds, Prints, Etc., Etc. 



Our Entire Stock of Novelty Dress Good's Reduced to One-Third Last Month's Prices, 

Country orders, whether large or small, receive prompt and careful 
attention. Goods sent to all parts C. O. D., or on receipt of Postoffice order, 
thereby giving ladies in the country equal advantages with residents in 
this city. 

Packages delivered, carriage paid, in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. 




Ill, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET, 

AND 

10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 MORTON STREET. 

[Tan. 8. J 



Jan. 16, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SOCIETY. 



January l:: [&& The suspicion ..j frost in tin- air h< . 

\ mi Saturday la>i. when early risers beheld streets anil 
housetops so white with the crisp visitor as to almost induce even 
ih.i-t- nut blessed with n v.r> vivid imagination, to thin It thai n slight 
miuk storm had pawed over the city during tin- silent watche 
night, it ml the nipping ami eager air ol Sunday, in spite of the bright 
Mm -In in-, compelled pleasure-seekers abroad to appear well wrapped 
up In overcoats and furs. For once I think the frost was a welcome 
guest, not only for the reason thai the heal of the forepart of the 
week was decidedly unseasonable and unhealthy, but fur the hope 
Indulged in that ii might, as so often heretofore, be the precursor of 
the much needed and now eagerly-looked-for rain. Our icy visitor 
was succeeded by our old friend the earthquake, who made us a hasty 
call <>ii Tuesday morning, bul even he failed to bring us in his train 
more moisture than has resulted from the heavy mist-like fog of the 
last twelve hours. 

ill the quiet Winters we have ever had in the gay world of Ban 
Francisco I think the present will be entitled to claim the prize. Even 
i In* cold weather did not prove n stimulus for gaiety, and the preseni 
week has been, if possible, even duller than any ot its predecessors. 
The principal eveuts of the week have been the two "German" Club 
parties, which were given on Thursday and Friday evenings last. 
Tin- German Club inaugurated a new idea in giving their dance al a 
public hall (the Union Square) instead of al the club members' own 
homes a wise one too, giving more space for dancing, a better Hoor, 
ami plenty of room for the proper display of the many handsome 
costumes worn. It was one of the most successful of their series and 
greatly enjo\ ed. 

The regular < 'otillion t lub party at B'nai B'rith Hall was, as an- 
ticipated, very largely attended, and a very pleasant gathering. The 
decorations of the hall were mainly the same as those seen at the 

other parties there this season, with s e few additions. Tin- ilivs^r^ 

were ail pretty, some of them extremely handsome, and (In- L r nesi> 
seemed more determined to enjoy themselves than at any of their 
former reunions, entering with more life into the execution of the 
various figures introduced, and showing Less of that mutely expressed 
■• it'> a bore, hut 1 suppose ii musl he done," air than has Been appar- 
ent among them heretofore this season. For once, too, the supper nour 
arrived too sunn, though it was partaken of with the usual avidity, for 
dancing 'Iocs make one hungry, ami all separated in the very best of 

humors with themselves ami each other. Did I say aU? Well, I 

will qualify that, and say most of them did, ami perhaps that will he 
nearer the mark. Hut what has heeome of all our old-time enter- 
tainer-'.' .Many of them are still among us, but so far this season 
have given no >igus of life. Even those of more recent date are pain- 
fully sih-nt, and I have heard more than one wish expressed that the 
Crocker- were bul back here again, a- they were always doing some- 
thing to provoke gaiety, ami shaming others into following in their 
lead. 

Apropos of them, decidedly the sensation of the week in certain 
circles has been the news of Miss Hattie Crocker's engagement to 
Mr. Alexander, of New York The Alexanders are, I understand, com- 
parative! v new people in Gotham, hut as the prospective bridegroom 
is said to lie a lawyer in large practice there and devoted to his profes- 
sion it follow- that our glimpses of the fair bride elect will be even 
more brief than they have been since -Mr. Charles Crocker elected to 
leave the metropolis of the Pacific to Denis Kearney and his followers 
ano 1 take himself and his millions elsewhere. Cards have heen re- 
ceived here during the week announcing the marriage of that very 
popular little clergyman, the Rev. Gregory Lines, to Miss Emily 
I'.ni, ■<;, which took place at the Church of the Redeemer in New York 
yesterday afternoon. The groom is well known in San Francisco, and 
the bride equally so in New York, where she is well placed both so- 
cially and financially. The happy pair intend making their honey - 
moon trip to Florida, and will pay California a visit in the early 
Spring. 

The chief wedding of the past week in Society Circles here was that 
Of Miss Maefarlan and Mr. Weihe, at Plymouth Church, which was 
beautifully dressed for the service and entirely the work of lady 
friends of the bride. In front of the altar an archway of holly ana 
ferns was placed, and from it depended the marriage hell, wrought in 
white roses and various bright-colored blossoms, and scattered about 
the platform were many exquisite floral pieces. The guests were 
very numerous, almost completely filling the main body of the church, 
and waited with the most exemplary patience for the coming of the 
bridal party, who entered the church to the strains of the Lohengren 
March shortly after half-past eight. First came the little niece and 
nephew of the bride, Mabel and Frankie Chace, who advanced and 
opened the Moral gates which closed the aisle up which the cortege ad- 
vanced, and through them passed the ushers, followed by the brides- 
maids, Misses Erfie Roberts and Annie Ayers, and then the bride 
with Mr. Vandercook. The groom and his best man met the party 
at the foot of the arch, beneath which they stood during the cere- 
mony, which was performed by the Rev. Mr. Beckwith. A recep- 
tion was given at the residence of Mrs. Chace, on Broderick street, 
followed by a very handsome wedding supper. 

1 have assuredly seen on other occasions more fashionable audi- 
ences, but never a more dressy one than filled the Baldwin on Mon- 
day night, to greet for the third time Miss Emma Abbott, who 
appeared in Traviata. The little house looked very gay and pretty, 
and the familiar faces seen were neither few nor far between. Good 
houses have been the rule so far this week, and the " opera party " a 
feature at each performance, and altogether the season is a decided 
improvement on her last one here. 

At last Patti deigns to visit us at another time than during the 
Lenten season, and all those who were debarred from hearing her 
melodious voice by reason of religious scruples against the play house 
in Lent, can now revel in it without fear of being read out of the 
church. But even here apathy apparently reigns. The enthusiasm, 
or rather the crazy excitement, displayed on the occasions of her 
former visits is decidedly lacking. To be sure, concerts are not so 



popular a- opera, ami strange a- u may seem, there ate lorrra people 

who mil nol :-■■ i ie. Bul tins is our last chance to bear I. a Diva, 

and I venture to H 

III he as cra/\ ! i of Patti and the best .. 

ng room at the Grand < ipera House as on either of hcj 

visit-. There i- a magic about ln< little creature th.it upsets even the 
most -taid, ami makes them all veritable lunatic- whit- under the in- 
fluence ol her Spell. 

The chief item of interest lor next week is the inaugural I ifl II , | 

Sacramento, and l hear a large party of 'Frisco belles has '" en made 
up for it. Our latest visitor, Nfr.Tnos. Stevens, is the hero ol the 
hour, and is being banqueted and "received" to his heart's content. 

The Fred Sharons returned rather unexncetcdlv on Monday last, 

having tired of the cold and tin- snow at tne East, and aregfad to 
find themselves in this genial clime again. Tin- Santa Mann. 
among the next who are looked for, and will, I believe remain in 
San Francisco for a long visit , perhaps indefinitely the Madam was 
very popular here as Miss Nome Smith, and a wide circle of friends 
will welcome her with open arms. 

I hear that L. K. Bulkeley has returned in the primes! of vigor 
alter a four months' carnival at the East— that he has given up his 
apartments and taken rooms at the Palace, and contemplates soon 
making New York City his permanent residence. 

Senator Fair is among the departures of the week for the purpose 

of bidding adieu to Senatorial halls and all the delights of Washing- 
ton life. PELIX. 

POSSIBILITIES FROM SACRAMENTO. 

It is possible and even probable that the Senatorial contest will be 

ended sooner and more satisfactorily than the present signs indicate. 
That the would-be captors of the boodle have been deprived of 

their prey. That Hearst will be elected, and in a manner highly 

creditable to him.- That it turns out that he has been grossly ma- 
ligned about buying votes. That the present condition of things 

proves that Conclusively. That his ability has been maliciously 

underrated. That he has been too often measured by the capacity 

Of the men who force themselves upon him. That he has tri- 
umphed over the Boss and the boodle men. That Speaker Jordan 

and Lieutenant-Governor Waterman are doing unexpectedly well. 

That Clerk Hamilton does not make an efficient successor to Ed, 

Smith. That Vrooman ought not to have been deposed from his 

position on the Committee on Corporations.— —That the majority 

misused their power in that case. That the Senate Committees 

have been allowed no less than 33 clerks at $(j per day. That the 

Assembly will have as many more. Good for the boys. The Boss 

will have the naming of nearly every one of them. That Senator 

Sullivan succeeds ex-Senator Lynch as Chairman of the Committee 

on Commerce. That Senator Murphy will look after the interests 

Of the pilots and see that they do not sutler. That " Janey" (J. N. 

E.) Wilson has introduced the usual bill directed at foreign insurance 

companies. That Russell Wilson, J. I'. Huge, Judge Cope, Jesse 

1). Carr, 0. I*. Evans, and Other distinguished citizens, sit in a group 
discussing the senatorial question, but nobody seems to know ihem, 
and they seem to know nobody. That they live outside the atmos- 
phere of polities is very apparent. That Terry and wife arc to be 

at Sacramento next week to look after the reorganization of the Su- 
preme Court; and there are rumors of further sensations in thai con- 
nection. That General W. H. L. Barnes is being pushed for Un- 
complimentary vote of the Republicans for U. S. Senator. That 

Frank ft. Newlands is at the State capital. That the number of 

representatives of corporate capital now at Sacramento is surprising. 

Almost every material interest is represented. That they are not 

all afraid of cinch bills, as many are in quest of friendly legislation. 

That the quacks will spend money to repeal the medical law. 

That anti-slickens and irrigation bill's have already been introduced. 

That two bills relating to the powers of district attorneys have 

been introduced, but they are shams; better ones are promised by 
members who know what is wanted. That a bill to place munici- 
pal governments in control of their own police force is pretty sure to 

go through, although it is being opposed by Major Hammond. ■ 

That a boom is being raised by several members who arc friends of 
Frank McCoppin to run him tor the senatorship, but the idea comes 
too late. That a bill has been introduced to make a second con- 
tempt of any court a felony. Great heavens, what a bill ! Fancy a 
law of that kind in the hands of a Toohy or a Murphy or in those of 
poor Clough. 



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W. 8. Chapmn::, 123 California Street. Sole Agent for Pacific Coast 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



A QUIET STREAM. 

A quiet stream 

Flowed through a level meadow — all day long 
Its voice was heard in murmurous melody, 
That half a whimper seemed, and halt' a song — 
Yet no one paused to hear its harmony. 
Or marked the brightness of its sunny gleam. 
But where its course 
A\":is half arrested by the rugged stone 
It swelled and bubbled till with new-born power 
It leaped the barrier, all its weakness gone — 
Its spray ascending in a silvery shmver. 
Its onward way pursued with added force. 
Its beauty then 

The artist praised, the poet sang, until 
Game many to admire the pretty scene. 
Half marveling at the strength of such a rill— 
A silver ribbon parting banks of green. 
Swift as an arrow, deeper than their ken. 
So we in life, 

Unconscious of our strength, may pass along, 
Our silent efforts vain— our labor lost- 
Content to rest unnoticed by the throng, 
Whose paths in life our daily course have crossed, 
Till trouble comes to rouse us into strife, 
Then we possess 

Through labor, power — from pain and weariness 
We learn the lesson that will make us strong, 
Endow us with capacity to bless — 
The world will listen to the stirring song, 
Born of a soul replete with earnestness! 

— Frances Lee Robinson in January Bivouac. 



THE DRUMMER'S YARN. 

A few days ago I fell in with a rib-tickling, button-holing, sus- 
pender-wrenching drummer, wb« ■ had spent a good portion of his ex- 
istence cavorting over the State with a terra-cotta colored grip-sack, 
an easy, gliding" gait, and a two-dollar-and-six-bit, glad-to-see-you- 
looking-so-well, sir. He approached me on the train. I found him 
generous to a fault. He grew so nobly liberal before he left me as to 
lavish a number of his emaciated jokelets and tremulous refrains on 
me under the illusion that he was doing me a colossal kindness. 
These touring merchants always rind a willing listener in me, but 
there is a friend of mine who says that he never hears a drummer 
tuning up his bazoo but he feels* like rising in his wrath, and what 
other clothes he may be wearing at the time, and being bitter and 
harsh, and saying mean, hateful things about him, and wanting to 
run him down and kick him into a shapeless mass. 

The commercial tourist that I have referred to was some ten and 
twenty Summers, and perhaps as many Winters, with a disastrous 
expression ti» bis ambitious mouth. A slouch hat, with a piratical 
rakishness about it, sheltered bis Gothic features, and a plain twill 
suit enveloped his form. His card read: Allover*:. Ward. One of 
his stories in particular amused me. We were in the smoking-iar. 
He sat, with his feet in the window, smoking a short, black pipe, 
while I laid back in my cushioned seat and regal splendor, struggling 
with a Bouquet de Stinkaro in sherred wrapper, which he had given 
me, and hopelessly wondering how soon the end would come. 

*| Not long ago," said Mr. Ward. "I met a young man named Obe- 
quiet Oleson, who had been chasing the evasive form of the goddess 
health over a good portion of California, but up to the hour of going 
to press his efforts had not been crowned with a big enough wad (H 
success to do him much good. One day, as Obequiet was ambling 
down the sunny side of the main street of Riverside, a man on the 
opposite side fried out to him: ' Hi, you, Allover! Wait a moment. 
I want to sneak to you.' 

" You will observe that Allover is my mellifluent name. Well, i toe- 
quiet went right on, heedless of the appeal, and the man again called 
to him to wait. But wait he wouldn't, and so he just kept right on, 
and threw off some side remark about, ' You don't know me any- 
how.' -Know voir." rejoins the other. 'Well. 1 should think'l 
ought to.' ' No, you don't; you only think you do. I know who 
you take me for! ' ' Take you for? Why, who should I take you for 
but Allover G. Ward.' Then, as he crosses the street and gets 
nearer, ' Well, I be gol denied. Beg your pardon, stranger, but I'm 
a brass-mounted idgit if you ain't Allover O. Ward's double. Why, 
yon are as like as two exclamation points ( ! !) ' 

" Then Obequiet said : ' My friend, I have been traveling over this 
southern country for the past six months, and every town that I have 
entered I have been accosted l>v some lop-eared" Pelican, who was 
just dead sure and certain I was Allover <1. Ward. There is getting 
to be entirely too much simultaneous ■ nntinuousness about it. It 
has worked so upon my mind that 1 feel as, if I ever meet the man 
that looks like me, I will be titled with a great, surging desire to de- 
stroy him.' 

"Well," said my facetious acquaintance, the drummer, "I hap- 
pened to tie in Kiverside that very day, and a meeting between us was 
effected at the store of one of my customers. Shortly after the 
chiming bells in the great cathedral had announced some of the 
twelve hours <I have forgotten which <ine>, Obequiet and mysdf met 
and shook hands. Did he seek to destroy me? Oh.no. I looked 
too healthy. His destroyer wasn't in good working order, I guess. 
There was simply a touchful vision of three men walking thoughtfully 
down street. ***** They all took the same, and ate a clove 
afterward. Then < Ibequiet took a chew of tine cut about the size of 
ail Oregon potato and said: ■ You see, gentlemen, I came down here 
a lank and tearful invalid, limping about the country witli crutches 
and a liver pad. After a few weeks in San Diego I was able to throw 
away my crutches, and when i landed from the train at San Ber- 
nardino, a lew days ago, 1 was met by the hotel runners like a long- 
lost brother, and as SOOD as I got OUt Of the buss at the hotel the 
clerk gave me a dig in the ribs, saving, 'Ah, there, you merry dog, 



how's biz? ' Every one, from the proprietor down to the boot-black, 
seemed tickled most to death to see me. Everybody seemed in first- 
rate spirits, and laughed a good deal, and asked me to eat a clove 
with them. Every where I went I was received with the same wealth 
of warniness. In nearly every town, fair ones, in airy tulle and shim- 
mering satin, met me "with ever so much gleeous gtadfulness, and 
seemed so tickled because I had come. I came to this town yester- 
day, and took rooms at the House. To-day, as I went in, the 

colored bell-boy grinned a grin of dangerous proportions and said: 
' I just sent yer trunk and valise up ter yer room, sar.' Now, as my 
trunk and valise had been ' up ter my room ' ever since ten o'clock 
a. m. the day before, I told the boy he must be mistaken, but of course 
he was dead" sure I was Allover Ward, and nothing could convince 
him I wasn't. So he grinned again and vanished. Now, such things 
as these are enough to make one wish they had died of membranous 
croup when very "small. I find myself wanting to get out of the 
country entirely- I want to go home. There is ton much wild-eyed 
welcome turned loose here every time I enter a town. I need rest. 
This kind of juvenile joviality ilon't seem to do me the required 
amount of good. 1 am too delicate. I need more of the comforts of 
a civilized people, and less of this wild, barbarious 'Hi! old boy! 
Glad to see you! Shake!' * * * * I find that my nature can 
stagger along with a very little of this hilarious, awe-inspiring wel- 
come, and a good deal more of the subdued, touchful, limpid-eyed, 
fawn-like greeting of the less demonstrative. I have had no peace 
day or night. This resemblance has pestered me like an avenging 
Nemesis, till I feel that the next time a mangy, sway -backed, mellow- 
headed snipe of the desert calls me ' Ward,' I would like to put an 
octagonal head on him and mash him beyond recognition. It will 
never do for us to tie in this section of the country together,' said 
Obequiet, addressing me, ' or we will be having another "Comedy of 
Errors." ' So he left town the following day, and I haven't seen him 
since." The narrator then got his overcoat and small valise down 
out of the rack, saying: " I will have to say good-bye, my friend; the 
next station is mine." 

"Oh, is it? " I said, innocently ; '"thought it belonged to the com- 
pany." 

Then I thought 1 saw a tear tremble on his lash., as he wrung my 
band and stole away. Fbehohi Wood. 

s>m Francisco, January 15, 1887. 



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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



PASSING REMARKS. 

It is an anomalous foot in part) poliUca that while all pledges 
given on tin- suiiup. In acceptance <>t nominations, in adherence to 
platforms and in nil other matters pertaining to future notion rrom the 
point o( \ iow ol party u-aliv. are held so lightly by politiciana that a 
luilurv to kit-]) them is considered as a matter 01 course and eatcitea no 
condemnation, that a caucus pledge is considered as ultra-sacred, a in I 
thfl possibility ol its being broken even under tin- stress of party 
policy is not even admitted. 1 do not mention public interest or patri- 
otic principles, i"'>r they cut no liL'ur*- in practical politics. 1 wish 
someone would explain the philosophy ol this peculiar matter. 

• • # • * 

QbHS Mi'iM TBI Kn'.ii-ii LlBKBTTO OF A BBO i i 's Tkwivta. 

Vtoi.KTT.v-" In the .lame and the song I find 

The medicine which cures all my complaints." 

( l><>l»rosu.) 

• • » * 

Chobus " What ails yon? " 

• » • « 

Alpbxd— " Has your indisposition ceased? " 

• » • * 

Do. " Wildly then my bosom bounded." 



CUOBI S- 
VlOLBTT \ 



Cbobue 



Chobus 



11 Now the town of ffites is brimful." 

« * * 

•• Wretched woman!— lonely! 

By all deserted in tfa a populous desert 

Which the world at large calls Paris." 



( Unison. , 

* 

(SimpcUico.) 

# 

{ Qiocoso.) 
{Animate) 

( t 'tut iliilmr. ) 



■ Ami this young and modest maiden 

Thus uut<i the young man said : 
" Five large hulls, one single morning, 

I myself would see thee slay.' " (Allegro dramatico.) 



' Supper 's ready I ' 



(Vonsjnrito.) 



Chobus— " Dry thy tears! " (Finale crescendo J^ff.) 

* * * * » 

Doctor — " How do you feel yourself now ? " (Recitative.) 



VioLETTA— " How sadly I am altered! " 



Alfkeh- 



Heavens ! what see I ? 
Go fetch the doc— tor! ' 



(Pathetico.) 



(Con amove agitato.) 



The Lonisvilles have met the clubs of the Alameda League and, 
although they have won every game but one, the contests have been 
very interesting. Foutz has given several great exhibitions of effect- 
ive pitching. All the clubs have displayed good fielding and heavy 
batting. The Louisvilles have won by superior discipline and man- 
agement. It is rumored that a strong nine of League players from 
Chicago are on the way, so there may be lots of good sport ahead. 

Cl.AIRBEAU. 



DOCKING SCHOOL -TEACHERS' SALARIES. 
When the present Board of Education entered upon its duties, it 
found itself saddled with a shortage of $32,000, left as a legacy by the 
out-going Board. The twelve wise men who comprise the Board then 
put their heads together to devise means for overcoming this finan- 
cial disorder. To simplify things and to lessen the strain on the Pub- 
lic School Fund, their first official act was to create a position for a 
certain Mr. Kennedy, as head Inspector, at a salary of $200 a month. 
Their next step was to agree, almost unanimously, to dock the sala- 
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sistency of the two acts needs not pointing out. The out-going Board 
left the" teachers with half of their salaries for the month of June last 
still unpaid, and would also have owed for the half salaries of March 
had not the Supervisors turned over the "Leper Fund" and part of 
the delinquent railroad taxes to the School Fund. Public school 
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than the novices. First teachings, in nine cases out of ten, mold the 
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teachers have helpless relatives entirely dependant upon their slender 
means for the necessaries of life, and the present curtailing of income 
by the Board of Education means to them a state of things bordering 
upon starvation. The Supervisors should find some means to lift the 
present load off the shoulders of the Board of Education, and so en- 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



.Tan. 15, 1887 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 



( W e Obey no Wand but Pleasure's 1 ' 



-Tom Moore. 



The large attendance at the Abbott performances is not to be con- 
sidered as a demonstration in assertion of the possession by this Eng- 
lish Opera Company of a meritorious quality. For be it said plainly, 
the performances are lacking in musical merit and attain artistically 
but a very medium standard. The reasons for the large patronage 
are easily understood. In, the larger cities of the world, opera lias 
always been part and parcel of the routine of society. It lias occu- 
pied an important position in the doings of the leisure classes. While 
in Continental Europe, it has sought for appreciation among all 
-tratas of society, in England and America, it has been essentially 
a thing for polite folks. For many years this thing has gone on. 
Great singers have arisen and have passed away. Generations have 
succeeded generations. And yet it may be said that the usual reper- 
toire is substantially what it was thirty years ago. Society has at Last 
become fatigued of endless repetitions of familiar works. There has 
also been a change in musical taste. It has, in ;i measure, turned 
from lyric opera to dramatic opera. Wagner has influenced his ein u-h 
more than any musician that has ever lived. Rossini revolutionized 
Italian opera, hut Wagner has remodeled organically, musical ex- 
pressiveness. Composers of all nations to-day are designedly or un- 
wittingly the disciples of Ids themes. They either develop them as 
he did. to an illegitimate extreme, without 'the genius which saved 
him, or they work them out by their own rules and those of less radi- 
cal schools. .Some of the old composers — Verdi, for instance — have 
adopted his views. The younger composers, one and all, give 
evidence of having studied him closely. The old repertoire of Verdi, 
Donizetti, Bellini, Meyerbeer, ltossini.andof all the other familiar com- 
posers has socially and musically become tedious, and in the world's 
capitals it is almost a thing of the past. But in the western half of 
this Goun try the conditions are different. Society is as yet but im- 
perfectly organized. It has not all the conventional resources. Opera 
has not been a habit, but a luxury. At times years have passed with- 
out a performance of even // Trovalore. The opportunities for the 
public display of its splendor, which are furnished to society by opera 
only, have been very limited, hence a yearning for it, instead of the 
satiety which marks older communities. This is the fundamental 
cause of the very liberal patronage the box office of the Baldwin The- 
atre can testify to. There is still another factor in the acceptance 
throughout the West of Emma Abbott as a prophetess of operatic 
music and of her performances as its illustrations. In these regions 
appreciation of operatic music by the general public is of but recent 
hirth. Its development is an important phase of the evolution of 
taste in this country, which is attracting so much attention the world 
over. It is growing naturally, net exotically. It is free from all the 
influences of tradition and conventionality. The public is not indif- 
ferent to an understanding of opera libretti. It seeks for informa- 
tion and desires a thorough knowledge of every detail. It is not sat- 
isfied with Italian, or German, or French words. It has not been 
brought up in an atmosphere in which not to know that " Ah, Fors e 
lui " is the great aria of Travtata, " «'aro Nome" the test of a Gilda, 
"11 Balen" the gauge of a baritone, and "Di Quella I'ira" the crucial 
trial of a tenor rol.msto is to be woefully ignorant. It does notunder- 
stand the meaning of these foreign words. They do not identify 
anything and do but confuse matters. Hence the craving for opera 
with English words. This is the great popular held of operatic music 
for the present and for the future. The National Opera Company is 
working in it in an elaborate way in the great cities of the East, and 
the Abbott is satisfying the desire in the West. This will account for 
the popularity of this company. Unfortunately, while it entertains 
it does not instruct, for the quality of its performances does not elevate. 
The libretti are written in a commonplace language, that destroys 
that harmony between words and music, which of necessity must ex- 
ist in opera. The singing is crude and there is throughout an evident 
disregard ofcartistic principles. Something more finished, more thor- 
ough, in better form and style, in brief, truer to art, is necessary. 
That it will be eventually forthcoming cannot be doubted. 
* * # * * 

If Emma Abbott was to he judged by her singing of " Ah, Fors 
e lui," she would he entitled to a degree of artistic praise. She sings 
ii well— with true phrasing and delicate expression. But that scene 
is but an incidental episode in her round of characters. She is an 
ambitious, painstaking, couscientio^ and hard-working woman. She 
has better business judgment than artistic. She will make money by 
her extensive repertoire of roles, hut she will not establish for herself 
an artistic standing. No one singer can nossihlv satisfy as both 
Yum-Yum and Lucrezia Borgia. It is unnatural. For 'dramatic 
roles, for which Abbott seems to have apencAant, she is absolutely 
unqualified. Her voi-e is totally devoid of the dramatic quality. The 
lower notes are without resonance. They are merely sneaking tones. 
In execution there is some improvement in Abbott's singing. Her 
fioriture is clearer— the trills more even and the runs more distinct. 
The great fault of her' technique is her weak attague of notes in full 
voice. She never emits them with full volume, but always with a 
crescendo. In the Carnival nf Venice she displays a greater flexibility 
01 voice and facility of execution than she was supposed to possess-. 
The many well-known mannerisms of movement and gesture are still 
there. 

***** 

The company is hardly equal to those with which Abbott has come to 
San Fran- [sco. Bfichalena is a tenor with an uneven voice. He 
sings nicely, and no better. Montegrlffo is a most decidedly inartistic- 
artist. Pruette has a baritone voice of pleasant quality. Its tones 
are sympathetic. He sings fairly. Broderick is the artist of the 
troupe. His bass voice has many good points, and he uses it intelli- 
gently and effectively. Lizzie Annandale's deep contralto is always 
beard with pleasure. In The Varnivalof Venice she displays a good 
deal of comedy talent. Allen is a good buffo. A pretty young girl- 
Nina Bertinm— evidently a beginner, gives promise for the future. 
She lias a full, well-rounded mezzo-soprano voice, which it is to be 



The chorus is small 



hoped will be properly and correctly developed. 
but loud. 

***** 

The Tramata performance with the libretto used is almost a bur- 
lesque. Illusion is necessary in all stage performances, especially in 
opera. The words must have a poetical, rhythmical quality which 
assimilates itself to that of the music. Especially, in such a familiar 
story as that of Traviatu is this necessary. The lines sung and spoken 
in this libretto are too absurd for description. 

***** 

" The Carnival of Venice " is an opera comique by Enrico Petrel la, 
an Italian composer who died in 1H77, and whose' title to fame will 
rest on his lone (Last Daj/s ofPom/peii). He commenced his work as a 
composer in 1830 and ended in 1873J " The Carnival of Venice " mnsl 
have been composed in the early part of bis career, for it is unmis- 
takably of the Rossini school of comic opera. The musical numbers 
are long and involved and written for the clever mimics of the Italian 
buffo school. It is not well adapted to modern taste for our stage. There 
is no apparent reason for its selection as an addition to Emma 
Abbott's repertoire, unless it is that it serves as an excuse for two in- 
terpolated bits of vocal pyrotechnics. It is called on the bill "A mili- 
tary comic opera." This title has no raison d'etre. To warrant its 
use, a march by a dozen of the female chorus is introduced. As the 
costumes are pretty and the movements well executed, and as the 
opera otherwise is not particularly amusing, the liberty may In- 
pardoned. 

***** 

Nothing prettier in the way of a stage march than that in the last 
act of Orpheus at theTivoli has ever been seen here. The costumes 
are trim, the girls appear shapely, the drill is good, and the use of the 
incandescent lights is very novel and effective. The conceit of a dual 
Styx is well managed. 

***** 

After seeing theburlesquc of Jack Sheppard at the Alcazar, one can 
well imagine how comical and entertaining the New York produc- 
tion, with Nat Goodwin as Jonathan Wild, must be. There is no 
funnier man than Nat Goodwin on the stage, the world over, to-day. 
lie is a remarkable mimic. Oharley Reed is a funny fellow also, but 
in a more limited sense. He is a provincial comedian. His humor 
appeals to a restricted public, the public of bis own milieu, and not 
to the general public. To us here, who know him of old, who like 
him and applaud him, he is far funnier than to those to whom be is 
merely one comedian out of a great many. His humor is essentially 
local. His sense of the ridiculous is awakened by matters of the 
moment in his immediate surroundings. He is no actor in the under- 
stood sense of the word. He is accustomed from his minstrel career 
to have the stage to himself, and is lost when others are with him in 
a scene. In Jack Sh&ppard he is excessively amusing. In a hundred 
ways, by a hundred little bits of humorous business, he keeps us 
busy in laughter, and yet we feel that something is wanting. His 
fun comes in intermittent flashes, between which he disappears in 
solemn stolidity. There are no hyphens between his comical bits. 
This is not as it should be. There is in Reed the making of a bur- 
lesquer, but he needs the training which comes of facing strange audi- 
ences. It would make a long list if all the funny things he says and 
does in Jack Sheppard were mentioned. Among the best is the bur* 
lesque dream scene, with its droll ending. The burlesque is full of 
clever things. The costumes are very pretty, and new— a novelty to 
us here. The make-up of each character is admirable. All the ac- 
cessories are as they should he. The effects are remarkable— that pro- 
duced in the Irving imitation, for instance. We get from this an idea 
of how these burlesques are gotten up in New York. And yet there 
is a lack of spirit to the whole entertainment that makes it fall flat. 
Alice Harrison, Mordaunt, Stockwell and Fanny Young are all they 
should be, but things are nevertheless slow. If the chorus girls were 
pretty and sang tolerably, the performance would lie livelier. They 
are ugly and sing execrably, and spoil everything. One or two of the 
girls exhibit a state of physical development better suited to a dime 
museum than to a theatre. The dialogue is clever. It con- 
tains many merry lines. Most of them pass unnoticed. It cannot 
In- said that the burlesque is played in the spirit intended by the 
authors. It is simply the foundation for a stage exhibition of modern 
American humor, with all its irreverence, its ridicule and its desillu- 
sionments. 

* * X- * * 

The third of Henry Heyman's concerts is set for January 21st. 
Mrs. J. M. Pierce will be the vocal soloist. Mr. Hey man will play a 
Haendel Sonata. 

***** 

The variety company at the Bush Street Theatre has had a pros- 
perous two weeks' season. A better troupe of its kind has never vis- 
ited thecity. The grace and daring of Leroux and Wilton in their 
gymnastics will not soon be forgotten. Next week a play new to San 
Francisco will be produced. It is entitled Zitka. 

* * # * # 

The Black Flaq is still waving in triumph over the California. 

* * * * * 

The first important event of this year in matters theatrical is al- 
most at hand. Adelina Patti is still the queen of the lyric stage, and 
her appearance is a matter of great moment. With such artists ad 
Scalchi and (lalas.si, and others, of whom report speaks well, to assjst 
her, she is to favor us with four concerts, the programmes for which 
are made up of the gems of operatic music. Patti will sing during 
the season the Lucia Hondo, " Luce diquestanima," " Bel raggio, 
" Ah, fors e lui," "II Bacio." the Jewel Song from Faust, "Caro 
Nome,' Gounod's Romeo and Juliet Waltz, "Last Rose of Summer," 
and, with the other artists, duets, trios and quartets of equal musical 
fame. Scalchi. will be heard in " Nobili Signore," " Voi che Sapete," 
the Mignon Gavotte, "Le parlated'amor" and the celebrated cavatina 
from Semiramide. Truly a casket of the richest operatic jewels. 
The season promises to be a great success. The seats are selling rap- 
idly ; and, thanks to the legitimate methods of Marcus Mayer, there 
is none of the dissatisfaction which has, in the past, marked the sales 
of Patti tickets. Beauclebc, 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



Last Saturday several members of the California Lawn Tennis 
Club iri.-.i the new Courta, and were delighted with the true way in 
which the bull played. Amongst others present were Messrs. Green- 
i iivlor.Gotlley, McGavin and Shnpkins. 
The club house i- almost finished, nnd seats will soon be placed along 
the western fence. There i> ample room for ornamental work, as ill 
thai has been done so far La of the moat ••evereh practical kind. The 
club i> deeply indebted to Messrs. Mountrbra Wilson, A. B. Small 
and II. \\ . Lough head t""r the energetic way they have worked to 
secure the advancement ol the club, uud they have their reward in 
the finest ground in this pari of the country. The formal opening i- s 
or Washington's Hut Inlay, when a brilliant series of matches 
n ill In* pun cd. 

• * • a 

'I'lir football season will be opened by the California League on 
February 5, ul the ' lakland grounds. The clubs represented are the 
Orion, Reliance, Wasps and University . The first match of the Brel 
series will be between the Orions and Reliance, followed in weekly 
order by the Reliance vs. Wasps, Orions va. Wasps. University vs. 
Reliance; I niver-iiy vs. Reliance, University vs. Wasps. This 
will carry the date to March 12th. On March 19th the second series 
will begin. University vs. Orions, Wasps vs. Orions, University vs. 
Reliance, Reliance vs. Wasps, University vs. Wasps, Reliance vs. 
Orions. Last year the University came out ahead. They had an 
unusually strong team and played together in fine form in the closing 
series of matches. The Orions opened the ball by beating all their 
opponents in regular order, and then suddenly fell off. The Wasps 
played with even steadpiess throughout the season. The Reliance 
men were unfortunate at the start, many of their best players being 
disabled early in the struggle. For the present season the League 
lopted the rule that tackling below the knee shall not be allowed. 
***** 

The Corinthian Yacht Club has completed its house at Tiburon. 
The building is 26x40 and two Btories high. It is planned so that ad- 
ditions can be readily made to it as the increase of members shall 
make such changes imperative. Tin- chili has done well to secure 
such a commodious lunMiiu: within a year of the date of its organiza- 
tion. Local yachting topics are extremely dull, but preat interest 

i> manifested here in the cumin).' events in (he Kast and Great Brit- 
ain. Mr. R.J, Bush, of the New Y"ik Yacht Club, has proposed a 
sweepstakes race from Sandy Hook to Qneenstown for all American 
built schooners. The proposition will almost certainly be taken up, 
as tin fleet should arrive in time to he present and take a share in 
tin- Jubilee Regatta of the Royal Thames Yacht Club for 1,000 
guineas, open to all yachts in the world, Ben Butler will now have 
a chance to prove what he 90 often asserts, that America is the fastest 
schooner afloat. 

* * * * * 

The Louisville nine keep up their victorious march. They have 
met every prominent club in California, and so far have suffered hut 
one defeat at the hands of the TIaverlys, for which they atoned by 
giving the < 'alilomia champions one of the most crushing defeats ever 
met in this part of the country by a iirst-class club. The secret of 
the success of the Kentnckians "must he put down to excellent 
management both in and out of the field. As individual players they 
are not greatly superior to the Californians they have so often demol- 
ished, but they all play to win, and always appear upon the field in 
such fine form that winning is possible. The reverse of this order of 
things lias been too often apparent in the home ranks, and defeat has 
been the unpleasant result. Last Sunday, at Alameda, the Green- 
hood and Morans suffered their second defeat at the hands of the 
Louisville men, the scores being 7 to 2. At Central Park the Chroni- 
cle nine whitewashed the Knickerbockers, the figures being 5 to 0.— — 
To-day the Louisville men will play the Damianas at Central Park. 
The latter club has been reconstructed, but the team, although now 
composed of some dashing players, cannot be expected to hold its 
own against such well-trained men as the visitors have proved them- 
selves to be. 

***** 

On the 23rd inst. there will be a series of interesting matches at 
Newark, for which several well known and speedy greyhounds are in 
training, including Mazeppa, Sly Dick, Sly Girl, Maid'of Erin. The 
match between .lack Dempsey and Spring for $100 a side will be the 

chief event of the day. A 'number of Australian greyhounds are 

reported to be upon the way to this iity. The Australians are good 
coursing men, and have some of the finest strains of greyhound 
blood in their kennels. 

* * * * «■ 

The formal opening of the California Lawn Tennis Club has been 
fixed for this afternoon. There will certainly be a large and fashion- 
able gathering. The new grounds are on the corner of Bush and 
1 Seott streets. 

* * * * * 

There has been a marked lull in shooting affairs lately. Reports 
from the marshes are the reverse of satisfactory, hence hunters have 
staid at home. Wild geese have been abundant near Navato and 
along the Petaluma marshes, and some fair sport has been had along 
the Sonoma marshes, but the absence of early and afternoon breezes 
has made the flights of birds small and irregular, and consequently 
the bags have been small. 

Tailors are plentiful enough in Sua Francisco, but yet a good fit is 
quite hard to obtain. Gentlemen who putronize Messrs. J. M. Litchfield & 
Co., Military and Merchant Tailors and Outfitters, No. 415 Montgomery 
street, however, are always sure of getting exact fits, as well as first-class 
material. 

Green Peas, New Tomatoes, Asparagus, New Potatoes, Mushrooms, Or- 
anges, Fins, Bananas, etc., etc., are now displayed in rich profusion on the 
stalls of Brown & Wells, Nos. 30 and 31 California Market. Take a look at 
them. 



GRAND OPERA HOUSE. 

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MR. HBNm I Ihbi Hfully announces the appeiranci 

MME. ADELINA IP A. T T I 

Is FoUH QltANII OI'KKATM CoM-KltTO, Wlllrll uni 
Monday. Jin. 24: Thursday. Jan. 27: Tuesday. Feb. 1: Thursday. Feb. 3. 
Win, l ho fuii.iwiiiii IliBtlugulnhcil trtl 

MME. SOU A SCALCHI I 

8IG. W.HEItT lilll.l.K. Tenor; Bid ANTONIO UALASSI, Bl [U 

i'k \.N. NOVAKA, ii.. ii UG ii 1U1 u;i'H i. C luctor. 

ai each performance M M E, PATT I and the above Artist* will appear In 

n i ; i;.\NH CONCERT PHOUKAMMK, con , ting ol Pa Selections, and 

in addition: 

On Monday Eve. Jan. 24th. in 2d aol "I lite Opera (Is oosturao) .>f 

SBMIEAMIDE! 

On Thursday Eve.. Ian. 27th, In 3d act of Opera (In costnmclof (QardenSceael 

FATJST! 

On Tuesday Eve.. Feb. 1st. in >. 1 act of the Opera [In costume] at 

MABTH -A.! 
And on Thursday Eve., Feb. 3d. in Hie 2d art ->f tin- Opera [In costume) ol 

LIUDA TDX cn^.3vnoTjnsrix: ! 

With all the accessories of Cohtumes nnd a Grand Orchestra of Fifty Se 
lected Hnsicians, uudcr the direction of Sip. Lulgi Aniiii. 

PRICES— $2. S3. $5. $6. Seats on sale Monday, January 17th, al Sher- 
man, Clay & Co.*s Music store, corner Sutter inn! Kearny streets. 

Stelnway & Son's Celebrated Pianos Used. 

Jan. 15.1 MARCUS R. MAYER, Actijyj Manager. 

BALDWIN THEATRE-ABBOTT. 

Al. Hayman Manager 

Two Weeks only!— Brilliant Success!— Every Night, also Wednesday and 

Saturday Matinee!— Grand Opera at Regular Theatrical Prices!— The 

ZEDYnUVCA. J^IBIBOTT OPEEA CO. 

Sat. Matinee— ABBOTT and Entire Company— CARNIVAL OF VENICE! 

Sat. Night— First Time by Grand Opera CO. — Emma ABBOTT us Vim Vim! 

HUE I IC _A_ ID O! 

Seconrl Farewell Week— Monday, Jan. 17 — Brilliant Opera Comique, 
CR1SP1NO AND THE FAIRY 1— EMMA ABBOTT and Entire Co, 
Tuesday— Abbott's First Appearance in II, TROVATORE! Wednesday 
Matinee— 50c.. 75c, |1, BOHEMIAN GIKL! Wednesday Night— Abbott's 
Last Rose, MARTHA! Thursday— Abbott in PAUST1 Friday— Abbott in 
CHIMES OF NtiKMANliY! Saturday— Abbotl Matinee, MIGNON! Satur- 
day Evening— Abbott's Farewell GRAND TRIPLE DILL! with EMMA 
ABBOTT and Entire Company. i Jan. 15. 



CALIFORNIA THEATRE. 



26c 35c 60c 75c. 

Every Evening, including Sunday— Saturday Matinee — A Good Reserved 

Scat on First Floor, r»0c— Second and Lusl Week — < "ontiinied Success! 

HOUSES CltOWUEJH— KVEKYBODY I iKI.HillTKIi!— Kl 'WIN TIIOKNE 

Anil his Superior Imimatic Company in the Powerful and Successful Drama, 

THE BLACK FLAG! 

NOTE THE PRICES! (EVENING— )25c.,35e., 50c, 75c— NO HIGHER. A 
Good Reserved Seat on the First Floor for 50c. Reserved Seats in the 
Balcon y, 36c. [Jan. 15. 

"BUSH-STREET THEATRE. 

M. B. Leavitt Proprietor | CHAR. P. H.vi.l Manager 

LAST WEEK! GREAT HIT! LAST WEEK! 

THE GRTAT HOWARD ATIIION.KI'.M CO. OF BOSTON! 

HUNDREDS TURNED AWAY NIGHTLY! CHANGE OF BILL! 

LAST SPECIALTY MATINEE SATURDAYI 
Next Monday, January 17th— H. C. MINER'S NEW YORK "ZITKA" 
COMPANY. [Jan. 16. 



ALCAZAR THEATRE — O'Farrell Street, Near Stockton. 

Walj.enrod, Osuoukne & Stockwell, Managers— Geo. Wallenrod, Lessee 

To-Night, and Until Furter Notice— Matinee Saturday— 'Die Great London 
and New York Success. 

LITTLE CTJ^GIC SHIEIPF.A.IRD, 
With CHARLIE REED and ALICE Harrison, Supported by Osboume & 
Stockwell's Alcazar Co. Entire New Music New and Elegant Costumes. 

Notwithstanding the Immense Expense Incurred by the Management to 
produce this Burlesque, The Prices Will Remain as Before, 25, 50, 75c. 

Secure Your Seats in Advance. That's All! [Jan. 15. 



Gold Eye-Glasses, $3 to f4. 
street, near Bush. 



Muller's Optical Depot, 135 Montgomery 



TIVOU OPERA HOUSE — Eddy Street, Near Market. 

Kkeling Bros Sole Proprietors and Managers 

Positively Last Nights of Our Gorgeous Spectacular Production, 
OBPHETJS. 
Monday Evening, January 17th — First Production of NEMESIS'! a Musical 
Extravaganza, and the Farce, THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGG! 
Our Same Po pular Prices— 25c. and 50c. [Jau. 15. 



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FOR YOUNG LADIES. KINDERGARTEN (Froehel's Method) for Children. 
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CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, 



Semi-Annual Statement 

THE NEVADA BAM OF SAN FRANCISCO, 

STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
JANUARY I, 18^7. 



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Mtsrellan i> Rtradaand Stock. 


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Cm|.iIiiI Paid Dp js.imo.ooo 00 

Rcaerve Puud 1,000,000 00 

Profit ,iu,i Lom Account 20 >,056 19 

I Depositors, Bauks and Bankers 19,870 99 

Term Deposits. 2,419 

Other Llauilltl< >69 00 



Total Liabilities 



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si mi' oi California, > 

City and County of San Francisco,] 

We do solomnly swear that we have (and each of us has] a personal 
knowledge of the matters contained In the forogoluc. report, and 'tint 
every allegation, statement, matter and thing thoreln contained is true 
t.i Hi,- beat of our knowledge and belief. 

i.i .1 i,. BRANDER. Vice-President, 
Ii. It. DAVIDSON, Cashier. 

Subscribed mi. I sworn t,, before me tliis Tilt dav of January, 1887. 

J. II. BLOOD, Notary Public. 

List of Stockholders. 
nVimr. .v„. stares Held. 

John W. Mackay l. r >,ooo 

.linn,.- C. PI 1 14,250 

ft, II Polite.. . . 280 

Jamei I Plood.. 250 

1.. Itrnuili-r 250 

[Jan. 15.] 



NEW BAN K. 



CALIFORNIA NATIONAL BANK, 

PALACE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO. 



Open for Business 



January 3, 1887. 



CURRENT ACCOUNTS AND PATRONAGE SOLICITED. 
[Jan. 1.] 



ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

OPHIR SILVER MINING COMPANY. 

Location of principal place ofbusiness— San Francisco. California. Loca- 
tlon of work*— Virginia Mining District, Storey County, State of Nevada. 

Notice la hereby given, thai al a meetlug of the Board of Directors, beld 
on the 15th day of December, 1886, an assessment (No. 52)of 60 cents per 
share was levied upon the capita] stock of the corporation, payable Imme- 
diately in United States gold ruin, to the Secretary at the office <>f the Com- 
pany. Room I, Nevada Block, No. 809 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
California. 

Any Btook upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on tlio 
Eighteenth day of January, A. D. 1887, will be delinquent, 
Ami advertised f«»r sole at public auction, and unless paymenl is made be- 
fore, will be sold on MONDAY, the SEVENTH day of FEBRUARY, 1887, to 
pay i iu' delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and ex- 
pensesof Bale. E. B. holmes, Secretary, 

Office— Room -I, Nevada Block, No. 809 Montgomery Btreet, San Fran- 

OlBCO, Cal. [Dec. 18. 



HENRY C. HYDE, 

ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR -AT 



LAW. 



MICROSCOPICAL EXAMINER 

Of Handwriting, Inks. Papers, etc., In the Detection of Forgeries, 
Counterfeits and imitations. 



411i 5 CALIFORNIA STREET. San Francisco. 



April 17 



FRANKLIN P. BULL, 



ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, 

Rooms 6 and 7. 234 Montgomery Street. 

[Jtmel9.] 



News i,et)ter 

(Snliforitia Aobrrtiscr. 

Oarwiu* to M UiM nn«ui» M QALMMNta AM th* faoaio OUUfla 

KM UIUIOTT, 

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Sais PnANi [rco, January US, U387. 

I in- people of San brancisco can already pa i ludgment on the pro- 
posed citj charter now being fra I b\ the Board ol Fifteen Inree 

holders. It not quite " ideal," according to anybody's individual 
views perhaps no! quite ideal according to the views of am one 
member of the Board that is framing It it is at least conseri 
and In ngreement with American principles of government. It would 
not be difficult to criticise ii on the groun l of over-elaboration in de 

tails, and ii is probable that experience will -how the wiedon Ila 

i) with some portions ol a red-tapeisui thai will probablyhin- 
aerthe inosl efficient working of its parts. But this tape ism baa 
been applied out of abundant cautiousness, and may not oe useless 
during the earlier years, while the cifcv's business Is getting accom 
modated to the Improved methods. Bearing in mind that a Munici- 
pal Government is essentially a social organization of industrious 
human beings, having for its object to provide for the safety, con- 
venience una well being of all. while each is left free to devote his 
own energy to his own Interests, the charter must be tested by Us re- 
lation to i he needs thus indicated. 

A city government Tails unless it. provides for safety to persons and 
property ; rational education, and along with this discouragement ol 
immorality and repression of vice; preservation of the public health, 
with reasonable provision for the public convenience and public re- 
creation. These obiectsfinally are to be obtained at a reasonable cost, 
« m'ch means by taking from every man's earnings and savings— that 
is, from his property and his income- only a reasonable contribution 
to the common fund. We are thoroughly habituated in San Fran- 
cisco to the failure of what has passed for a city government to attain a 
single one of the ends For which it exists. \y' r ftre thoroughly habitu- 
ated to deficient protection of both person and property; to an irra- 
tional ami antiquated school system ; to the open, cynical prosperity 

of the Schools Of immorality, and ol rampant Vice in every form ; to 

flagrant outrage of every principle of public hygiene, along with the 
most disgraceful streets on this continent out of Spanish America: 

while all these failures are in the teeth of tax levies, ample in amount 
to have provided for every need in ample measure. The object Of the 
new charter is to confer on the citizens of San Francisco the power, 
which they do not possess under the existing law, of working out a re- 
form in municipal life, and of ultimately securing the reasonable 
benefits of social existence. Does the proposed charier provide the 
instrumentalities that stand approved hy experience Cor attaining 
these ends 7 Let us say at the outset that it does not provide aii; we 
may almost say that in no direction does it go to the extreme of ap- 
proved latitude in providing any; hut we think that examination 
will show the new instrument tobea workable one which, in th&kanda 
of a public spirited people, can afford the means of good and efficient 
government. 

We do not propose to waste time over the tu'penny details of the 
instrument, but to test it in the large by sound principles of govern- 
ment, and see whether its departures from these arc, singly or in the 
aggregate, fatally defective. Docs the charter leave the public em- 
ployments still the .spoil of the Saloons? Not altogether : ind I, 

checks are provided against "clean sweeps" in office that will suffice, 

with the support < if a decently con seienl ions public opinion, to secure 

at least sufficient permanence in the subordinate positions to secure 
to the city a reasonable amount of experience and efficiency in the 

conduct of its business. And without the support Of a public opin- 
ion informed by public conscience, no charter could give more. On 
this point, then— one of the four or live whose import a nee is supreme 
— we are hound to accept the charter provisions as sufficient; unto 
their end. 

In respect of the next supreme point— that of dealing with the 
saloons— we deem the charter weak; but it does provide means for 
dealing with this crowning political and social evil, as soon as the in- 
telligence and Conscience of San Francisco shall com 1 line to demand it. 
More than this, we have not perhaps the right to ask, though free to 
confess we Could willingly have seen the issue dealt with filially and 
now. I tut while feeling strongly on this point q feeling begotten and 
matured in a dispassionate and not superficial study of the subject — we 
are prepared to accept the provisions of the proposed charter, and be- 
lieve that the true friends of saloon reform ought to do the same. 

The charter appears to deal with the important questions of the 

police and lire departments in a conservative spirit. Its provisions 
for keeping both " out of politics " may fail, hut it must fie said for 
them that no better could easily be framed. The same may be said 

for the arrangements governing the School Department. Had the 

charter itself required that the principle of competitive examination 

should have some play in the appointment of teachers, we think the 
provision would have been wise. Of Course, really competent school 

trustees— -that is, persons of sufficiently disinterested character to 

sink their personal power for the good oi' the depart incut -would take 
care to provide for such examination ; hut some truslecs of a differ- 
ent Stamp may be found in the hoard, who could the better he kept in 
order were a recognition of the competitive principle made funda- 
mental. We believe, too, the principle of the German schools to be a 
wise one thai the female teacher who marries ipso facto resigns her 
position. But these reforms are not those for widen the existing in- 
efficient and ridiculous system cries most loudly, and they can be at- 
tained in due time under the proposed charter. 



10 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



One more point we shall notice here is that the principle of respon- 
sibility is adequately recognized in the case of the chief executive and 
elective officers. This is the single principle that has ever been found 
in the unbroken history of human affairs to promote efficiency in 
executive office, and we can trust to it as we trust to the principle of 
gravitation, to operate with the same certainty in San Francisco as 
elsewhere. To operate, that is. in the direction of promoting effi- 
ciency — not to secure it. This must still depend, as all depends, on 
the public spirit and conscience of the whole body of citizens. If 
these should be base enough to elect a knave or fool to be their mayor, 
they will get a rattling good dose of him under the new charter. But 
again, all experience appears to show that no community has yet 
been found so deficient in combined virtue and sense as to invite such 
a calamity under circumstances like those supposed. 

The Bar Association has, at the instance of Mr. Wilson, its Presi- 
dent, appointed a committee to look into the matter of the malad- 
ministration of criminal justice in this city. This is a step in the 

right direction. It is but a short step it is true, yet it is better than 
none. The reputable members of the Bar should long ago have taken 
up the matter of the maladministration of justice, not merely in the 
criminal but also in the civil courts. By waiting until popular clamor 
has reached its present dimensions, they have placed themselves in 
the attitude of yielding to fear rather than of being actuated by a 
sincere desire for the reform of existing abuses. Having started in 
the right direction, however, the Bar Association may easily lengthen 
j and broaden the scope of its movement, so thai a well-regulated and 
practical effort may be made to amend those defects in procedure 
that lead to such unseemly delay as amounts to a practical violation 
of justice. And while dealing with this subject it would not be out 
of place for the Bar Association to investigate the methods of the 
Bar. They need reformation about as much as anything else. Mr. 
Wilson and his colleagues must be aware that there are a great many 
lawyers in San Francisco — not shysters, but lawyers of standing — 
who are in the habit of resorting to'methods of winning cases which 
are criminal in their nature. If the Bar Association is in earnest it 
should make an effort to purge the Bar. 

A Pennsylvania parson lias resigned his pastorate because he does 
not know that there is a God and that the soul of man is immortal. 
Those who do know are greatly shocked. 

Though San Francisco has remained stationary in educational 
matters, the ferment in the good cause now in progress in other parts 
of the country is full of promise. New York is about taking a long 
step in advance on the recommendation of its mayor, Mr. Grace, in 
establishing a training school for girls in which, among other practi- 
cal and useful branches, bookkeeping, cooking and sewing are to be 
taught. In this, New York does no more than follow the successful 
example of London. It must be confessed that the instruction hither- 
to and now given to girls in American public schools is a sorry pre- 
paration for the practical life that lies before the majority of them. 
As to the children of the downright poor, is it not too much to say that 
most of this instruction is an absolute mischief as well as a waste. As 
a preparation, it is a training for the single calling of teaching, an 
occupation in which not one in every hundred can engage. The 
other ninety and nine have nothing they can turn their hand to. 
Their aspiration is to be a " lady,"— a worthy aspiration if it mean 
something more than the avoidance of manual labor. Commonly, 
however, it means this and nothing more; or only a higher standard 
of dress and food which the parents are commonly unable to supply. 
This sort of aspiration is contagious. In a family where the aim of 
the girls is to avoid manual labor and dress above the parental means, 
the aim of the boys will be the same. Aiming to be a " gentleman," 
the brother succeeds too often in becoming a hoodlum; the sister is 
the female of his species. While much of this is traceable to parental 
weakness and sympathy, more of it is the direct and necessary "out- 
growth of the useless instruction given in the common schools. These 
have control of the children during the years when they might acquire 
the knowledge that could make therii useful men and women ; the 
knowledge actually imparted is mostly useless to them; and the re- 
sult of neglecting to acquire the first is to make them useless, and of 
this uselessness the fruits are misery and vice. The step now about to 
be taken by New York is almost the first attempt to break it. 

The causes why the instruction grVen in the San Francisco public 
schools is so different from, and so far short of, what it ought to be 
are chiefly three: First, adherence to an inherited and exploded 
course of study and to inherited and exploded methods of instruc- 
tion. Second, the number of teachers emploved is nowhere near the 
number requisite to teach properly These teachers are quite com- 
petent to teach the existing vicious course by the adopted vicious 
methods. To this they have been trained, and adequately trained. 
They are. moreover, of a high average standard of character. Thev 
are, in the main, zealous and conscientious. They are, in short, 
quite competent to do what they are required to do; "but if the meth- 
ods of instruction are to be reformed this body of teachers is not 
competent to apply the reform. This must be 'done by a body of 
teachers trained in better methods with distinct reference to intro- 
ducing, developing and substituting them. San Francisco pays her 
teachers a great deal too much money for the sort of work they are 
able to do. No salary paid in America is too high for work that is it- 
sell high class. But this San Francisco teaching is not hiirh class. It 
is of an ordinary class, such as is in superabundant supply through- 
out the land. Instead of being worth the average wage' of $9S0 a 
year now paid for it, it is worth about one-fourth less. A reduction 
of teachers' salaries on this scale would be no more than a reasonable 
and proper one, the same total expenditure being maintained, secur- 
ing the services of one-third more teachers. This small relief would 
be well worth gaining. But the only remedy of real efficiency for the 
existing state of affairs will be to reform radically the methods of the 
State Normal School and set at once about the work of training teach- 
ers in improved pedagogic methods. We have a right to look for 
this much from our school authorities. 



The verdict of the jury in the Gardiner case adds another to the 
long list of judicial outrages which have marked the administration 
of criminal justice in San Francisco. < iardiner was guilty of a cold- 
blooded, deliberate and unprovoked unyder, or he was guilty of 
nothing. It would he impossible to conceive of a case in which all 
the elements of murder could be brought out more clearly and un- 
modified by any palliating circumstances. There was absolutely no 
legal or moral defense. The only defense which was set up was an 
occasional pain in the head and the besotting influence 01 whisky 
and absinthe. The real cause of the murder was not directly brought 
out, but no intelligent observer who watched this case from the time 
the crime was committed down to the time of the return of the ver- 
dict need go far afield to find it. Gardiner's besotted mind associated 
his daughter's late return home with a suspicion which branded her 
with shame— and then he proceeded to kill the young man who accom- 
panied her. He made no inquiries and asked for no explanations. 
He made no effort to ascertain whether his foul, whisky-and-ah- 
sinthe-inspired suspicions had any reasonable foundation on which to 
rest — he simply and calmy killed the young man and then went into 
court, and holdii>£ up his blood-stained bands in baby-like innocence, 
pleaded that he did not know anything about the matter. He could 
recollect every trivial detail which occurred the moment before and 
the moment after the killing; but he knew nothing of the tact that 
he bad taken a human life. That was a trifling incident which had 
made no impression on his great whisky-and-ahsinthe-infhuned mind. 
Yet the twelve " good men and true" who tried the case found that 
he did not commit murder in the first degree. They accepted his 
plea of the baby act, and, by so doing, have invited every otlier pas- 
sionate drunkard to commit murder when and where he chooses. 

There is one fact in connection with the Gardiner trial which is de- 
serving of a passing notice, and (hat is the evidence of Mrs. and Miss 
Gardiner in regard to statements made by them the day after the 
murder. People will, of course, he inclined to make great allowances 
for a wife and daughter whose husband and father is on trial for his 
life. But it should be borne in mind that this modern disposition to 
he charitable and make allowances is demoralizing society and blunt- 
ing men and women's perceptions to the difference between right and 
wrong. The time, indeed, has come when we should hark hack to the 
old-fashioned habit of hewing to the line no matter where the chips 
fall. Even a wife and daughter may go too far in attempting to 
shield a murderer. In this relation the following incident is apropos; 
When < I'Donnell, the murderer of Carey, the Irish informer, was on 
trial, his counsel had an interview with the Irish girl who had ac- 
companied him and passed as his wife. She was very anxious to be 
of some service in the defense of the murderer, and was asked if she 
could testify to something in the nature of a conflict between the two 
men, in which Carey was the aggressor and O'Donnell merely de- 
fended himself (she was the only eye witness of the tragedy.) The 
girl hesitated and was told to go away and think the matter well 
over, and see if the circumstances of the killing would not bear that 
construction. She returned the next day ami sobbingly exclaimed: 
"I can't do it, sir; 1 can't do it! " She was a poor, ignorant peasant 
girl, and branded with the scarlet letter besides; yet she shrunk back 
from such an alluring temptation to take a false oath. There are two 
ladies in San Francisco who should cut this item out and paste it on 
their mirrors. By so doing they will save the neighborhood in which 
they live the cost of fuel ; because every time they look in their mir- 
rors — and ladies naturally do so frequently — their blushes will be of 
such an aggravated nature that they will heat the atmosphere for 
blocks around. 

Scientific men say that the shell of the earth is less than fifty miles 
in thickness; and when General Sheehan of the Post wipes his* pen in 
his hair and goes out to observe the effect of his latest editorial he 
walks as gingerly as an elephant crossing a bridge. 

The action of the Police Commissioners in promptly dismissing 
the policemen who so signally failed to perform their sworn duty on 
Sutter street, a few days ago.' is worthy of all commendation. It has 
established a precedent which will not be without a due effect upon 
the force, as well as upon that vicious element of society which re- 
gards the destruction of street-car property, and the abuse of pas- 
sengers and employees on an objectionable line as a legitimate species 
of amusement, if not, indeed, a praiseworthy industry. In making 
the dismissals, Mr. Alvord, the chairman of the Board", expressed the 
following admirable sentiments: "This Commission and the public 
expect you to he in reality what you are in name, ' peace officers.' It- 
is your duty at all hazards to maintain peace. You have no right to 
take sides in any struggle between employers and employees, and if 
you do you had better send in your resignations first. How it is possi- 
ble for police officers to see innocent persons molested and maltreated. 
and property destroyed without making arrests as provided by law, 
is incomprehensible. If the public will aid us by taking down the 
number of stars worn by officers who are derelict in their duties, and 
come here and testify to the facts, we will endeavor to make places 
for men who will attend to their dutiesproperly. Every officer should 
take pride in trying to make an efficient department, instead of bring- 
ing disgrace upon it by failing in his duty. 

The Anglo-Nevada Insurance Company held its first annual meet- 
ing this week at which the management' submitted the usual state- 
ment of the corporation's affairs. This statement shows that it has 
enjoyed a prosperous year, and that its affairs are directed with 
marked sagacity and a proper degree of prudence and caution. AH 
persons who understand the underwriting business know that the 
first year of a company's existence, like the first year in a baby's life, 
is the most sensitive, "and the fact that the Anglo-Nevada 'is able 
to pay a dividend of $1.50 per share (on a capital of two mill- 
ions) on its first year's business certainly justifies the Board of Di- 
rectors in thanking Mr. Brander for the able manner in which he 
has conducted the company's affairs. Mr. Farnfield, the company's 
secretary, has also had much to do with the placing of it on a solid 
foundation in such a short time. 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



CALIF0RN1 \ ADVERTISER. 



11 



TOWN CRIER. 



•Hi-»r the Crlei \Vh*l the devil art 

•Quo that will |»ltty tin- devil, Btr, will* TOU." 



Mr. Bartlett U, I believe, the lirst ,.i California's governors who 

«i it lit mid expedient to give too ridiculous superstition 

ihiit formal and official expression which elevates it almost t" the 
dumil ■. mistake. He concludes his Inaugural address by 

■ nailing il as a happy omen " thai be is instated on the tniversary, 
not only ol Jackson s great victory al New Orleans, but of his own 
installation us Mayor of San Francisco, It the spirit ol General 
Jarkson could return to earth (which, thank Heaven or th< 

i funuot il"i it would probably present this child ol destinj 
«iili the phosl of h silver cup for his complaisance in being guberna- 
torially born on that day. But I suspect the bral thinks his birth 
into ;i previous state of existence is whul gives the anniversary its 
chief importance and holiest efficacy. In the system of superstition 
to which t In- worthy person pins his simple faith, I wonder il Gelosco 
py has a place. Uefoscopy is the arl of divination by laughter if 
Governor Bartlett believes in it what augury does he draw from 
mine? 



I am myself a devotee of Anthropomancy -the ;irt of forecasting 
are by studying the entrails of human beings, and in order to 
practice it have been in the habil of Frequenting dissecting rooms and 
assisting ;it post-mortem examinations. Whenever tin' entruils con- 
sulted are those ol n personal or professional enemy (which too rare- 
urs) I never fail loflnd the happiest auguries — the rnosl ob- 
vious assurances of public prosperity. It' the law would permit me 
to tuck up mj sleeves and turn over the bowels of Jerome Bart, of 
the Irgonaut, I'll engage to see something that is greatly to (In- gen- 
Ivantage. Of course they must first be stripped of the Eat be- 
longing to Mr. l'ixh*\ . 

When Moses smote the bowlder, and the flood 
Streamed from it-; bosom in a healing river 

To cool the fever in a nation's blood, 

Who even in drinking blessed the gift and giver, 

A native, herding thereabout his Hook, 

Came promptly forward, shouting: "That'.-; my rock!" 

So he, with labor and exceeding pain. 

Walled in the show and made a little wicket. 

Moses, meanwhile, moved on with all his train, 
Ami none was left to whom to sell a ticket. 

Moreover, on the day the wall was done 

The stream dried up and ne'er again would run. 

I km>w not if this unauthenti* tal'- 
llas any seasonable application, 

For honest enterprises often fail- 
Success sometimes attends " appropriation. 1 ' 

fj good deeds prosper, as the preachers paint, 

I'm sore that Sir. Haggin is a saint. 

At prophecy I never had a knack. 

To see the outcome of disputes and quarrels; 

Bo much, they say, depends upon the sack 
In Sacramento, So, in drawing morals 

I don't succeed— whene'er the drawings are 

I'm always down in Kern with Mr. Carr. 

What? Draw a moral? 'Twere as lonely here, 

As if 'twere in a cell, bricked up and mortared; 

And it' George Hearst should meet with it, I fear, 

Poor thing! it would again be drawn— and quartered. 

He never can endure a thing like that: 

When morals take his eye he takes his hat. 



"Let us be liberal," said Lieutenant-Governor Waterman to the 
Senate — "let us be liberal to all our State institutions, and our mili- 
tary." Just so. gentlemen, just so— don't be afraid to squander other 
men's money : just up-end the treasury and cascade its Contents all 
Over the land. Yet he not altogether indiscreet about it, or some of 
the money may fall within reach of the taxpayers. They would steal 
it in a minute. 



It is plain to our local daily newspapers that General Hazen. of the 
Signal Service, is a villain of the deepest dye. Senator Williams and 
Representative Markbam recently asked him to reestablish a special 
service between San Francisco and Los Angeles, but Hazen explained 
that to do so lie would have to withdraw existing facilities from some 
places ivi the Eastern States. From this it appears to the philosopher 
atjjthe Washington end of the wire and his editorial disciples nere 
that the Chief Signal Officer is "ignorant of the requirements of 
Southern California for weather reports" and pitilessly depraved 
generally. To be ignorant of Southern California's requirements 
would be inexcusable, they are so few and simple — in truth she lias 
but four. She wants (1) Northern California; (2) everything that is 
going; (3) everything that has stopped going; (4) everything that has 
never started. 



The Bulletin's Sacramento correspondent, who has a fine natural 
taste in prayer and a judgment sharpened by long experience in 
being prayed for, relates that a petition which a clerical member of 
the Assembly " offered up " to the throne of grace, " though extem- 
pore was quite effective." "Extempore" it may have been, but if 
the object of a prayer is to persuade God to do something which He 
had not intended to do, or refrain from executing something which 
he had planned, how can it be known on earth that it is "effective?" 
If the Bulletin has a correspondent in the Spiritual State, on the floor 
of the Upper House, it probably knows the effect of all petitions 
handed up, and there is no more to say; it certainly is well repre- 
sented in the Lower. 



The gentleman wlm udurn- tin 
titles that blaxe ami thunder m 

I 
b>h woi U\ knowing till* ho wot i fvil in 

the poult which ithas pb ill him than lie now in, 

but lie would -tand higher in tin esteem "i In- mother. 

I hear It, hear it when the wind i- v. 

lei "-- tli'- 1 Inn imd bay '- sunlit expan ■• 
A murmur, low. mcl< «lit ti ong 

To -to tin sluggish dreams in drowsj fancies. 
A t night . v, hen i he i'cnlnsutfl i-- pet 

It cinnes with monstrous roar, dementing clamor; 
Men rise, night-rapped, and shout i" the police 

To part that shrieking boiler and that hammer! 
Pair are tin.' forms ol hope in every shape, 

And fairer I of them all the hone "i b inging: 
Welcome the friendly rope! I -hall escape 

The ' lakland cable cars' unearthly banging! 

It has pleased Heaven to permit Parson Dickson to lecture on 
"Individuality." an article which he urges every young man to [>ro 
cure a- soon as lie can lay his hands on it. This excellent but feeble 
i u or (a 1 who cannot u nl mi i ton the bands ol Orion nor ham leu 11' 
A pi nnis and his sons— who js as powerless as any cow to lift out 
Leviathan with a hook— seems to think that individuality, like a 
brindle kitten, ran be had for the trouble of taking. I must crave 
leave to apprise him of his error: individuality has a I rick of roosting 
high- particularly when the ground is covered with "them pious." as 
far as the eye can reach. It i- cheerfully confessed that when they 
want something they can reach a good deal further than the eye can. 



Governor Bartlett assures us in his tn augural thai "a penny 
saved is a penny made. " He " vouches " for ibis he "endorses* 1 
it. He gives it the weight of hi- personal influence and official 
power. For other startling truths ol high utility, having the advan- 
tage of hi-* concurrence, see his forthcoming volume ol aphorisms, 
entitled: Home Lore for the Hearths-ide; a Platitudinarium for Domestic 
Edification. Trier, with steel portrait of the author, fifty cents; un- 
illustrated, one dollar. 

At a religious meeting the other day at Association Hall, a young 
man persisted in hopeless endeavors to climb upon the platform and 
-hake hands with the preacher, Parson Stewart; but when snaked 

OUt by the brethren he Was found saturated wilh gOSpelate of gin— 

"problematically pious but indubitably drunk." 1 congratulate the 
reverend gentleman on the power of his preaching: when he beats 

his jaw into a plow-share to cultivate a whisky-soaken soil he makes 

the dirt By worse than a scratching hen. 

The following resolution was adopted in the Stale Senate flu- 
other day, on motion of Mr. < o meher --wluun may the devil ride into 

a ditch : 

Resolved, That when the Seuate adjourns to-day itdosoin pride of the 
signal triumph won by American arias »i New Orleans January 8, 1815, and 
in respect to the memory of the American heroes engaged In thai great 
conflict. 

What the aged and hoary old Harry docs it all mean?— anil why 
does it mean it? The Town Orier is a meek and .Mosaic man. lie 
suffers all things, keeping his hack down. He loves fools heller (ban 
a red apple, a pestilent idiot is the king of his heart, and in the 
clammy bosom of a slavering sentimenlaler he joys to cuddle up 
snug and be petted. But he draws the line at Coue'hers — the author 
of that indisposing resolution affects him with an animosity compared 
with which a kitten's antipathy to Boap in its eyes is a tranquil and 
perfunctory disfavor. Let there be no more Gouching, 

The following epigrams were written by a condemned murderer 
in the last solemn hours before he was granted a new trial: 
Kip. 
A> an expounder of the word he's great. 
X-pounder? Yes, that is about his weight. 

McAllister. 
Whenever he has won a suit you'll see 
The client sell his own to pay the fee. 

Clunie. 
He hopes to name the Senator, no doubt— 
And to succeed him when they kick him out. 



Bismarck: If that fellow Boulangcr doesn't stop trying to force 
me into war I shall use the whole military power of the Empire to 
baffle him. Loud Randolph Ghithchill: Idaeeleigh and 1 are oul of 
politics. The Sultan: God's will be done— I object to everything. 
Boulangeb: The War Office— it is peace. The Czar: How* gladly 
would I exchange the perils of the palace for the security of the bat- 
tle-field. Gladstone: I am opposed to all manner of expenditure. 
Pa knell: Salisbury is the upper millstone; 1 am the nether, (dad- 
stone is the ground old man. 

Three police officers who fraternized with street railway rioters 
have been dismissed from the force. This is the first sign of life that 
the Police Commissioners have exhibited for some time. It is hoped 
that they may eventually have sufficient vitality to turn over on their 
sides and resign. 

A San Bernardino contemporary is of the solemn conviction that 
the man .Springer, who recently hammered his wife into her grave, at 
Colton, oughtto be "boiled in oil." No vSan Bernardino man ever 
admits that water is good for anything. 

A famous New York lawyer, Mr. Chittenden, suffers from the de- 
lusion that he is charged with electricity. A lawyer is a good deal 
more likely to be charged with embracery. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 15. 1887. 



GOLIATH AND DAVID. 
Goliath poised his mighty spear, 

'Twas fifty f»t in length, 
And unto David drawin' near, 

He punched wid nil his strength; 
But David was surprisin] quick, 

And sphrv upon his pins; 
So dodgnV nately, wid his sthick 

He whacked Goliath's shins. 
Wid pain the giant howled and grinned, 

And dhrapped both shield and lance, 
To rub his legs the lick had akhinned, 

Thin David saw his chance. 
Takin' a brick from out his scrip, 

He put it in his sling, 
And, whirl in' it 'round head and hip, 

He let it dhrive full swing. 
Right i" the mark the dorniok flies, 

As sthraight as to a hod; 
It Bhmote the wretch between the eyes, 

And stretched him on the sod. 
Thin David, for to prove him dead, 

In sight of all beholders, 
Chopped off his unbelavin' head 

From his blaspbamious shoulders. 

* * * * 

Whin the Phenaysian sailors sought, 

Long since, ould Erin's sthrand, 
A prince of David's blood they brought, 

Who settled in the land; 
From him the Irish race had birth, 

And that's why we delight in, 
Beyant all other tribes on earth, 

Tlu- harp's swate Sthralns and fightin.' 
That this surmeese in no wise thin 

Can asily be shown. 
Fur siliick and harp have iver been 

As Erin's imblims known. 
So let her inimies beware 

How they indulge their hate; 
Let England thrimble lest she share 

Goliath's dhreadful fate. — Southern Bivouac. 



MANUAL TRAINING. 
We must be careful not to confound manual training with techni- 
cal education. There can be no technical education worth the name, 
without manual training; but there may be a respectable amount of 
manual training without attaining within miles of real technical edu- 
cation. It is now no longer disputed by masters of the science of 
pedagogics that manual training is essential to satisfactory results in 
school education. It teaches the properties of common material, 
trains the hand and eye to work in unison, accustoms the pupil to 
exactness in measurement, is supplementary to drawing aa giving a 
knowledge of substance in addition to that of form, and may be made 
an instrument of education— that is, of developing the powers of the 
mind— similar to practical science. The faculties exercised are those 
employed in laboratory practice. The mere usefulness of such train- 
ing will be most apparent to such as afterwards acquire a trade, but 
will be none the less real to such as do not. The development of the 
mental faculties as well as the training of eye and hand, are the true 
objects of the instruction. In France, Belgium, Austria, Holland 
and Sweden, the workshop is a part of the school building. In France, 
workshop teaching and the number of apprenticeship schools is in- 
creasing with great rapidity. In England, where the system has 
been introduced into elementary schools in Sheffield, Birmingham 
and Glasgow, the results have be'en eminently satisfactory. In Lon- 
don, it has barely been introduced, but the results are such that its 
prompt and general extension is looked on as assured. The privilege 
of two hours a day in the shop is given as a reward of merit, and is 
sharply competed for by the boys; and it is observed that, notwith- 
standing the two hours thus withdrawn from attendance in the 
school-room, the workshop boys more than hold their own in mere 
book studies. For the girls, modeling and wood-carving are substi- 
tuted for carpentry. The contrast between the listless and often in- 
attentive attitude of children occupied with some ordinary class 
lesson, and the eager eyes and nimble fingers of the same children at 
the carpenter's or modeling bench, is described as highly instructive. 
In New York there are three free evening classes per week: the day 
classes, held morning and afternoon, have a moderate charge. At 
the foundation of technical study lies practical designing, and the in- 
struction begins with this. It is followed by the modeling of the 
design in clay, preparatory or introductory to' the later work in wood, 
iron, brass, copper and stone. No attempt, is made in the manual 
training classes to specialize. A boy or girl is simply prepared prac- 
tically for a trade; but, apart from this, there is a discipline, a cul- 
ture and a training of the powers of observation that are of inesti- 
mable value. Nor can this training begin too early in life. The child 
is eager to make something; the standpoint from which the school 
works is that of preparing its pupils to meet the demand of the age 
for workers — men and women who can do something and be some- 
thing more than machines or the " minders " of machines. 



Important to Ail Who Work 
for a living. Write lo Hallett & Co., Portland, Maine, and they will send 
you full information, free, showing you how you can make from $5 to $25 
and upwards a day, and live at home, wherever von are located. Some 
have made over $50 in a day. Capital not required: you are started free. 
All ages; both sexes. All is new. Great iucomes sure from the start. For- 
tunes await all worker.* who begin at once. 

remarked when he ran 
— Bah/way Advertiser. 



"I am gaining flesh rapidly," as the thief 
>vay with a ham. 



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PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL, 

Capital $ ?1I2'2?2 

Cash Assets HlUll 

Cash Assets in United States 1,398.646 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 

GENEKAL AGENTS, 
316 California Street. San Francisco. March 20. 

CAUFORNIiTTlTLE INSURANCE AND TRUST COMPANY, 

206 SANSOME STREET. 

The Trust Department of this Company is prepared to undertake the man- 
agement of Estate*, for which it ha* peculiar facilities, and to act as Trus- 
tee, Agent, Attorney, etc.; also, as Registrar and Transfer Agent of the 
Stock of Incorporated Companies. Income Collected and Remitted. 
ALL TRUST FUNDS KEPT SEPARATE. 

CAPITAL STOCK $250,000. 



George L. Brandeb, 
Wendell Easton, 
Oliver Eldridge, 



directors: 

Horace L. Hill, John McKee, 

P. N. Lilienthai,, J. B. Randol, 

George T. Marye, Jr., J. L. N. Shepard. 



officers; 

GEO. T. MARYE, Jr., President, OLIVER ELDRIDGE, Vice President. 

MILTON B. CLAPP, Secretary. 

NEVADA BANK Treasurer. 

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HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

ORGANIZED 1864. 

Principal Office 278 Sansome Street 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin $300,000.00 

Reinsurance Reserve $287,096.09 

Assets January 1, 1SS6 $836,269.02 I Premiums since orgt'izat'n $5,566,465.92 

Surplus for policy holders.. 819,382.72 Losses since organization. 2.40S, I5:<.'2.8 

NetSurplustoverev'rytlrg) 232,286.63 I Income 1885 544,706.33 

OFFICERS: 

J. F. HOUGHTON.. President! CHAS. R.STORY Secretary 

J. L. N. SHEPARD, ...Vice-President I R. H. MAGILL ... General Agent 
Directors of the HomeMutualInsuranceCo. — L. L. Baker, H. L. Dodge, 
J. L. N. Shepard John Curry, J. F. Houghton, John Sinclair, C. Waterhouse, 
Chauncey Taylor, S. Huff, C. T. Ryland, A. K. P. Harmon. [April 4.1 

ANGLO-NEVADA ASSURANCE CORPORATION OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

FIRE AND MARINE.— Capital, Fully Paid, s2,000,000. 
OFFICE, 410 PINE STREET. 

Directors: 
Louis Sloss, J. B. Haggin, J. Rnseufeld, J. L. Flood, G. L. Brander, J. W. 
Mackay, W. F. Whittier, E. E. Eyre, E. L. Griffith, J. Greenebaum, VV. H. 
Dimoud. 

G. L. BRANDER President. 

J. L. FLOOD Vice-President 

C. P. FARNFIELD Secretary | J. S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

Bankers — The N evada Bank of San Franci s co. Dec. 5. 

SOUTH BRITISH AND NATIONAL FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. 

CAPITAL $20,000,000. 

Unlimited Liability of Shareholders. 

THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

CAPITAL 110,000,000. 

W. J. CALLINGHAM & CO General Agents 

213-275 SANSOME STREET 
R. H. NAUNTON Manager City Department 

NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO. OF IRELAND. 

ATLAS ASSURANCE CO. OF LONDON. 

BOYLSTON INSURANCE CO. OF BOSTON. 



H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 
GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE PACIFIC COAST. 



OFFICE— 309 and 311 Sansome Street. San Francisco. 



fjaunary 2:4. 



Phoenix Assurance Company of London, England [Establs'd 1782.] 

CASH ASSETS, $5,266,372 35. 

British-American Assurance Co. of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1833.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,343,908 54. 

Western Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1851.] 

CASH ASSETS, $1,357,326 39. 
BUTLER & HALDAN, Gen'l Agents for the Pacific Coast. 
473 California Street, San Francisco. 

AGGREGATE ASSETS, $46,000,000. 

London Assurance Corporation of London [Established by Royal 

Charter 1720.] 
Northern Assurance Corporation of London [Established 1836,] 
Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool [Established I857.J 
Connecticut Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. 

ROBERT DICKSON, Manager, 
WM. MACDONALD, Ass't Manager. 
S. E. Cor. California and Montgomery Streets, Safe Deposit Building. 



Jan. IB, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA IDVERTI8ER. 



18 



BIZ." 



The long-continued spell of pleasant dry weather 1ms a depressing 
influence upon trade ui general, ami some fear is expressed lest we 
should hare a dry season. There la Umu enough v<i for a good rain- 
fall, though we do not need as much ;>-> we nna last year, for the 
ground i* already well soaked on manj rolls. The plowman, how- 
ever, now needa ratal to soften his hilly land, In order to proceed 
with it* cultivation. 

We notice thai Puget Bound Is tin- great source from whence we 
derive tin- hulk of our Lumber, and we find, by reference t" statistics 
recently published, thai during I88fi no less than 1GG full cargoes of 
Lumber were cleared from the Sound , also 612 spars, aggregating 
108,178,673 feel ol Lumber, ol the value of 91,498,470. This Lumber 
was widely distributed t" foreign und domesuQ ports. The Coal ship- 
ments of the Sound in 1880 show an increase over any year preceding, 
and were ol the value ol 11,680,980. The aggregate of Exports trom 
the Sound in 1886 (which includes Salmon ana Produce) reached a 
value "i (8,036,228, against $ti ,80 1.000 in 1885, thus showing an increase 
ol development in 1880 of $1,525,000. The total amount of tonnage 
employed in this Puget Sound trade in 1886 was 819,482 ions. 

I- reight engagements thus far during the new year have been com- 
paratively light, and we do not look for any increased demand for 
grain ships until we have sufficient rain to insure this season's crop; 
for until then, tanners will not willingly part with their surplus 
Wheat, even at present enhanced prices. \\ e note the following en- 
gagements: I»r. iron ship t YnUuir, 1,599 tons, Wheat to Cork, Havre 
Or Antwerp, £1 tOs.j Br. iron ship Shandon, 1,81*7 tons, Wheat to 
Cork, Havre or Antwerp, £1 lOs. (a re-eharter). Br. iron ship 
Thomas Stevens, 1,469 tons. Wheat to Cork, Havre or Antwerp, £1 
LOs. (a direct port J-l 7s. 'id.); hark Will W. Case, 55S tons, Merchan- 
dise to Kahului and back with Sugar; ship Harry Morse, 1,313 tons, 
Coal from Nananuo to this port; l>r. bark Ihirra, SJiK) tons, Lumber 
from Bnrrard Inlet to Melbourne; bkt. Grace Roberts, 255 tons, 
Lumber from Puget Sound to Apia; scar. Geo. C. Perkins, 369 tons, 
Merchandise to Honolulu ; ship Wm. A. Campbell, 1,538 tons, Lum- 
ber from Bnrrard Inlet, B. C, to Hobson's Hay, £2 7s. 6d. ; Nor, bark 
Ragna, 1,108 tons, Lumber from Puget Sound to Melbourne Wharf, 
H'l 12s. 6d.; bark Sarah S. Ridgeway, 831 tons, Lumber from Puget 
Sound to Sydney, £2 5s. ; bk. EmmaT. Crowell, 1,137 tons, Lumber 
from Puget Bound to Valparaiso, £2 2s. <i. ; Br. iron bark Charles 
Cotesworth, 1,031 tons, Wheat toCork,*l los.; Br. iron ship Peter- 
borough, 1,683 tons, Wheat to Cork, Havre or Antwerp, XI 10s. 

The following are the leading imports for the week: Per the P.M. 
S. S. City of Peking, from Hongkong, via Yokohama, 35,418 mats 
Rice, 1,084 pkgs. Tea, 209 bags Coffee, 5,000 pkgs. Chow-Chow, etc.; 
also in transit for Eastern cities, to go overland, 6,427 pkgs. Tea, 1,105 
pkgs. Silk, 324 pkgs. Curios; for Portland, per same, 1,100 mats Rice, 
150 pkgs. Tea; for British Columbia, per same, 1,277 mats Rice, 77 
pkgs. Merchandise; for Honolulu, per same, is? pkgs. Merchandise; 
for Central and South America, per same, 7,685 pkgs. Tea, 1,137 pkgs. 
Silk, 2,239 mats Rice, 231 pkgs. Spices, 178 pkgs. Oranges and 500 
pkgs. Merchandise; per schr. J. C. Ford, from Honolulu, 4,185 bags 
Sugar, 308 bags Pice, 202 bbls. Molasses; per ship T. F. < hikes, from 
Hongkong to Macondray & Co., 29,577 pkgs. Chow-Chow, 1,112 pkgs. 
Tea, 1,130 rolls Matting, 100 bags Pepper, 5,448 mats Rice, 265 pkgs. 
Cassia, etc.; per P. M.S. S. San Jose, from Panama, New York 
cargo, consisting in part of 3,135 kegs Nails, 40 drams Caustic Soda 
and other Merchandise, and from Central America, 3,465 bags Sugar, 
3,570 bags Coffee, etc. 

The leading exports for the week were: To Honolulu, per steamer 
Australia, 692 bbls. Flour, 32,639 lbs. Sugar, 1,058 pkgs. Provisions, 
10,553 lbs. Bread, 7,353 lbs. Dried Fruit, 3,300 gals. Wine, etc., of the 
value of $100,793; also in Gold Coin, $25,000; per schr. H. L. Tiernan, 
to Legcip, 12,000 lbs. Rice, 3,000 bis. Sugar, Lumber and Merchandise 
— value, $7,000; per steamer Newbern, for Mexican ports, 5G5 flasks 
Quicksilver, 500 cases Candles, 2,000 lbs. Sugar, 8,337 lbs. Coffee, 87,000 
ft. Lumber, 45,000 Shingles, 175 pkgs. Machinery, etc.; value, $50,472. 
Per steamer Colima, for New York via the Isthmus, 2,440 gals. Wine, 
20,000 lbs. Borax, 300 flasks Quicksilver, 325 cs. Salmon, 848 sacks 
Leather Scraps, 1,010 sacks Beans, etc.; value, $27,410; to Central 
America, per same, 2.297 bbls. Flour. 12,000 feet Lumber, 20,000 lbs. 
Rice, 10,287 lbs. Saltpeter, Wine, Beer, etc.— value, $22,235; to Pan- 
ama, per same, 160 bbls. Flour, etc. ; to Mexico, per same, 100 pkgs. 
Beer, etc.; to Lima, per same, 30,050 lbs. Malt; per steamer Belgic, 
for China and Japan, the usual cargo of Flour and Assorted 
Merchandise. 

Railway freights over the Southern Pacific Railway System in 1880 
were much greater than in any previous year, owing to the heavy cut 
in rates. The grand total carried south and east was 231,397 tons. 
Of this San Francisco sent off OS per cent; Sacramento and Los 
Angeles each 10 per cent. The other 17 per cent, was divided between 
Oakland, San Jose, Colton, Marysville and Stockton. 

Coffee Imports in 1S80 aggregated 20,432,191 lbs. The consumption 
of the States and Territories of the Pacific Slope is placed for the year 
at 17,183,303 lbs. 

Sugar Imports in 1886 from all sources, by sea and rail, aggregated 
227,250,147 lbs. The estimated product of Beet Sugar in California 
for the year 1880 was 1,688,258 lbs. The Standard Sugar Refinery at 
Alvarado (Beet Sugar) had a good season last year, the cost of the 
Beet product 4.84 cts. The Company hopes to turn out, the present 
season, 12,500 tons Beet, yielding 2,500 lbs. Sugar. 

Dairy supplies are on the increase, and Butter has declined to 20@ 
25 cents for good to choice dairies. Eggs have also fallen to 25 cents 
for No. 1. Cheese is scarce at 13@10 cents. The Fruit Market is 
abundantly supplied with Oregon Apples, California Oranges, 
Lemons and Limes, all selling at reasonable prices. 

The Wheat market is firm, holders demanding $1.60 per ctl., which 
buyers decline to pay. Barlev is also higher— No. 1 Feed $1 15@ 
$1 17M ; Brewing $1 20@$1 25 ; 'Chevalier Seed $1 35@$1 50 per ctl. 

Pebble Specs and Eye-Glasses, $3.00. Muller's Optical Depot, 135 Mont- 
gomery street, near Bush. 



IN A GARDEN. 
Baby, • • the. Bowers ! 
I 
Fairer things than tin 
Fairer though thoj be than dreams ol ours. 
Baby, hear the birds! 
Bub) knows 

ban those, 
Sweeter though they nound than any words, 
Bahy, see the. moon ! 
H n.\ '.s eyes 

Laugh I" watch it rise, 
Answering light with love und nigh) with noon. 
Baby, bear lb.- sea! 
Bubj 
Takes a graver grace, 
Touched with wonder what the Bound may be. 

Baby, see I he star ! 
Baby's hand 
Opens, warm and bland, 
Calm in claim of all things lair that arc. 
Baby, hear the bells! 
— Baby's head 
Bows, as ripe fur bed. 
Now the Bowers curl round and close their cells. 

Baby, (lower of light, 

Sleep, and see 
Brighter dreams than we, 
Till good day sliall smile away good night, 

___^__ —A, G. Swinburne. 

Ui-on the return of the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Company's 
San Pablo to this port, she will be temporarily withdrawn from the line for 
the purpose of having accommodations added to her tor an additional 
seventy-five passengers. It is expected that she will he able to resume her 
place in the fleet next April. 

It is a fact that land theories emanate mainly from men who own no 
land, and whose wives do not use Madame Rachel's Bloom of Youth, which 
is the most perfect cosmetic in the market. 



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THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE COMPANY 

[ESTABLISHED 1871.] 
FIBB -AIETID ZMT-A-ZRIDSriE. 

PRINCIPAL OFFICE 218 AND 220 SANSOME STREET 

San Francisco, California. 
A. J. 



BRYANT, 

President. 



CHAS. H. CUSHING, RICHARD IVERS, 

Secretary. Vice-President. 

Board OF Directors— Peter Donahue, Jas. Irvine, C. D. O'Snllivau, R. 

Harrison, H. H. Watson, H. Dimond, G. O. McMulliu, A. J. Bryant, Fisher 

Ames, C. F. Buckley, D. Callaghan, M. Mayhlum, Richard Ivers, L. Cuu- 

niagham, it. w. Scale. Sept. 20. 

UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Principal Office 416 California Street 

(CALIFORNIA LLOYDS.) 

Capital * 750,000 

Assets, Over 1,000,000 

The Leading Fire and Marine Insurauce Co, of California. 

OFFICERS: 

GUSTAVF. TOUCHARD. . President | N. Q. KITTLE Vice-President 

JaS. D. BAI LEY Secretary. 

RANKS ALLI-THE OLD RELIABLE 

MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. 

A. B. FORBES. 

GENERAL AGENT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST, 

2I4 SANSOME STREET. [Sept. 4. 

THE SWISS MARINE ASSURANCE COMPANIES COMRINED. 

SWITZERLAND of Zurich— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. HELVETIA of St. 
Gall— Capital, 10,000, 000 Francs. BALOISEof Basle— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. 
These three companies are liable jointly and severally for all losses that 
may be sustained. Losses made payable in all the principal seaports of the 
world. In the settlement of all claims under aa English policy, these com- 
panies will strictly adhere to the conditions and customs adopted at Lloyds' 
and submit to English jurisdiction. HARRY W. SYZ, Agent, 410 California 
tree t, San Francisc o. [June t>.] 

THAMES AND MERSEY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY (Limited) 

Of Liverpool, London and Manchester. 

Capital Subscribed $10,000,000 

Capital Paid Up 1,000,000 

Reserve Fund tin addition to Capital) 2,000,000 

Total Assets July 1, 1886 5,470,595 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 
[June 5. 1 308 Pine Street. San Francisco. 

nSmsiTAHiTFOREIGH MARINE INS. CO. OF LIVERPOOL, 

CAPITAL *5,000,000 

AGENTS: 
BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 



Nov. 18,] 



No. 316 California Street, San Francisco. 



14 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



MAG'S LETTER. 

OearN. L.: Just imagine the " weepin', 'n wailin', 'n gnasbin' o' 
teeth " 'I there's been among the young men o' society since the tele- 
graph gave note o' the engagement o' Miss Hattie Crocker. They 
say 'i Henry Reding ton most had tits o' hysterics('n his Aunt Lucy 
warn't here to comfort him neither). The Old Judge got off one o 
his everlastin' riddles about it. askin* us " Why history Bad been re- 
peuting itself in Xcw York?" X<nv I'd just like to know who on top 
o' this earth could guess a thing like that! I suggested might it be 
anythin' about a virgin queen (you know Miss Hattie *s a regular 
queen among girls), but be said that had nothin' to do with the sen- 
sation o 1 the dav. It was " because it was another rase of Alexander 
making a conquest" Did you ever! (Don't Cain, wish it was him.) 
Well, everybody 'II wish the golden-haired heiress good luck 'n happi- 
ness, for she's a awful popular girl 'n 's sweet 's anythin'. I reckon 
't < aruv 'II pluck up courage "n "pop" 'n secure the Nob Hill Goddess. 
But my ! he'll get plucked if he does. She's awful hard to please, 'n 
he ain't no girl's fancy. Now, is he? I leave it to you "n your 
readers. 

There aint been much 'ts excitin' to relate, 'n nothin' but concerts 
goin' "ii ii comin' on for the matter o' that— but Patti 'II wake up 
the creme de to creme. Already lots o' concert parties is bem' made 
up for the first night, 'n you tiet the house '11 be a sight to behold. 
Ned says 't goin' to the theatre- now involves carriages, 'cause every- 
ho.iv 's afraid o' gettin' blown up if they take a night car, 'n so it 
costs more 'nit comes to, to take girls out. Abbott had a real good 
house tor her openin 1 . Ned said he d take me if I 'd a mind to go, 
ii so 's (here warm nothin' else to do, off we went. I tell you, though, 
't I was real astonished to see such folks 's the Haggins and W. T. 
Colemans listenin' to Traviata in English, but 1 s'pose they felt just 
like we did— anythin' for n change. The Floods was on hand in a 
proscenium box, 'n so was the Biairs. (I reckon their European trip 's 
given 'em a taste for op'ra.) The Lows was there too, in a box, 'n 
around the house was scattered lots o' familiar faces. The red-tressed 
Matron 'n the tali latelv married blond were noticeable lor havin' their 
husbands along. Charley Bontagg 'u Drnry Malone was discussin' 
the superiority o' English as a medium o' op'ra— (I guess 'cause they 
could understand it, while they can't a foreign tongue). The dark- 
eyed girl from the Palace had" a army ojfcer in tow. 'n way up in 
the nigger heaven, most. Ned said 't, he thought he caught a glimpse 
0' Nat Brittan's nose. J shoudn't wonder, or lie a bit surprised. 

Old man Nat. don't like to pay much for nothin'. 

It's a mighty lucky thing for Abbott 't she got in her licks before 
Patti comes— she wouldn't a had a ghost of a show then. Ned 

say- 't the great objl Ction to SO much music is, 't •■very woman, old 
'n young, in the town '11 be wan tin' to go on the stage. Can't- 1 -bellow- 
's tryin' to persuade all his pupils 't they 're Patti m disguise. They 
-a\ f t a Nob Hill girl with a high voice is beggin' her Pa awful hard to 
let her go to Europe to study, but 1 reckon the old man's got too much 
Sense to In- tbjrowm' around his hard -earned ducats in any such lay- 
out. It's real comical bow tin.' -lagc lever attacks folks periodically. 

1 reckon 't after the op'ro craze is over we'll be havin' amatoor actors 
till yon can't rest. Well, I told you. didn't I, 't there was goin' 
to be a holiday trip to Sacramento For the Inauguration ball. They 
tried hard to rope in Ned, but he kicked. I reckon 't the Christmas 
dinner fixed the old gov'nor, for they say 't bis goose is cooked 's a 
bachelor. (Did they have goose for dinner, d'ye s pose?) I shouldn't 
be one bit surprised, though, if the girls 'd try Sacramento this win- 
ter for a liver— this town ain't a single bit promisin' in the matri- 
monial line. Yet goin' further seems to be farin' worse, 's the old 
savin' goes, lor the dirTrent emigrants to China 'n so forth appears 
to'be comiu' back 's they went— unappropriated. 

What interferes most of all with the girls prospects is the amount 
o" young married win i men 'ts " fly," 'n gets all the attention of a eve- 
nin\ It" you don't believe me I wish 't you could a seen one o' that 
sort to the op'ra the other night, 'n you wouldn't blame the girls a 
single bit lor gettin' wild. Ned says 't the handsome Italian doctor 
knows how to make a good u be. lie just keeps her to hisself 'n don't 

fo paradin' his happiness before the public. Another good-lookin' 
octor aint been so lucky in the matrimonial draw, it' all's true 'ts 
said. But la me! yon never can believe half 't yon hear. Why, ac- 
tually there was a report the other day 't a well-known gentleman 
was a goin 1 to marry a French actress, Yi still another gossip has it 't 
a wealthy widdah 't lives to the Palace is a goin to marry her legal 
advisor. Well, she might do a heap worse, 'n she's one o' that soft, 
conlidin' sort o' wimmen 't '11 let him have 's long a rope 's he wishes. 

Somethin 1 like Mrs. , 't lives away out, 'n she tofd her husband 

't when be was kept late down town niglits to his office, to stay to 
some hotel, 'cause she wouldn't have him risk his precious neck on 
those horrid ears! As Ned observed, that man hopes the strikers '11 
keep up the rock throwin'. tl wouldn't wonder a single bit if he 
warn't one o' them 't gives the strikers money, would von?) Talkin' 
about the strikers, it's real amusin' the things 't happen. The other 
day, for instance. Ma 'n me was eomin' up town on a Sutter street 
dummy, 'n a child's balooii burst with a loud noise. I just wish you 
could a seen the folks skip off o' that dummy ! A gentle-lookin' 
blonde threw her arms right round Bob Morrow 'n said, " Save me!" 
He 1 ioked like he'd say the same thing. But the funniest of all was 
a sylph in a tailor-made costoom 'tgot nil broke to pieces by the scare. 
She sort o 1 got scrouged in some way, for, when she struck the side- 
walk, Iter beautiful form, 't was the admiration o' every one when 
9he got "ii i lie car, now appeared with a big hump all to one side, 'n 
lumps on one shoulder 'n half way down her arm. So you see 'teven 
a tailor-made rigger is sometimes what the Judge calls " a delusion 
'n a snare." 

Kumor has it 't we're a goin' to be treated to that suspicioned di- 
vorce suit after all, but 'twill be tried in the East. Ned says, "What 
won't money accomplish?" That one 't freed a young man up 
Stockton way don't appear to have resulted in much to the young 
woman 't caused the rumpus. However, time may fetch him to a 
second trial o J the weddin' noose. Blitz, he's kind' o' scarey, 'n ap- 
pears like he'd bolted tlie track. The usual op'ra box brigade '11 lie 
on hand pretty soon, (don't they have a soft tune of it?) 'n you just 
wait 'n see what a stavin' account I'll give you o' Patti's first night. 



The Judge says 'ttbe Old Boys is goin' to have a club box(I reckon 't 
they think there's a goin'/to be a ballet), 'n the bird tribe 11 be on 
hand with all the sons-in-law 's a background. The widdah 's got a 
box, *n so has all the swells, leastways thepowerful rich ones. There's 
goin' to be a revolution, thev say, this visit o' the Diva. <>„ diU't 
now 't the title o' "Mrs." is 0. K. "society" '11 call extensively 'n Nob 
Hill '11 be ablaze with hospitality. As the Judge says, "Attendez." 
What do you s'pose he wants folks to wait for? The old fellah also 

says that the conundrum o' the day is,*' What is the similarity be- 
tween Tom Bell and George Hearst?" Answer: " One has been pro- 
prietor of a stage line and now is a financier, and the other has been 
a financier and is about to be the proprietor of a 'bus line." What's 
meant by that riddle, anv pteasant-ryt 

Another riddle 't Ned brought up from the club the other evenin 
was: " Why is the appointment of a certain Lick Trustee particu- 
larly good as an observatory man?" " Because his married life cx- 
perienee has lit ted him to sec stars." Mao. 




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DOINGS AT THE STATE CAPITAL. 

ummo. January 13. 18S7. There can be no doubt bul thai 
thing* have reached ;i strange pas* ut the State Capital. Tin 
lain r*- i> pi-.i. ii. ally at a stand. Ten out of the sixty day* it hu 

Already been idled awaj , and the end of tins trifling i- nol yet 
in sight. nothing will be done until the Senator i- elected, and when 
that will be accomplished is more than the wisest ventures t<> predict 

at present. To use a coi in phrase uf tlie day there is a "tie up" 

on the road that leads to the Uuited States Senate. The San Fran- 

lelegation, better known a- "the Buckley contingent." have 
struck work almost to a man. The plain matter of fact is thai the 
period has arrived when the much talked of "boodle" is to prove 

a miserable campaign tie or a most substantia] and lamentable 
fact. Sixteen of the nineteen Democrats elected from San Francisco 

e that it shall not amount i<> a fiction if they know themselves, 
and they think they do. They declare thai they will never vote on 
the Senatorial question until they have been "nxed." There is no 
disguise about the matter at all, for it has been tin- one absorbing 

ol conversation around the Golden Eagle Hotel and the Capitol 

ince Tuesday night last. Members interested make no bones 
about what they want, and are emphatic in saying they must have 
it. No like demand was probably ever before so openly and notori- 
ously preferred. "Your money, or von don't go to the United states 
Senate" is the painfully blunt stand and deliver style ol the free- 
booters. "1 will not pay nione> for any man'fi VOte, and do nol de- 
sire lo go t" the United States Senate upon any such terms," was the 
reply of the only candidate whose name is seriously considered at pres- 
ent tor the place. Mr. Hearst bos put bis foot down in a way that 
there is no mistaking, and the result is to prove certain daily news- 
papers very wicked falsifiers, lie says that he contributed his share 
toward the campaign funds which he considers right and prbper, and 
sanctioned by tune-honored custom, but he declares that beyond that 
he ha- nol gone and will not go. lie does not mince matters, but de- 
clares his irrevocable decision in terms that permit of no misunder- 
standing. IK-re. then, matters become involved in a dead lock. The 
sixteen say they won't vole unless they are first "seen." The candi- 
date -ays he will not "see" them in any sueh way. In that, condition 
of things nobody seems to know what will happen next, or how the 
fight will end. 

The private rupture between the parties was made known in a sin- 
gularly public manner. The caucus meeting was called lor Tuesday 

evening last, and forty-six mem hers attended, being all of the country 
mem hers of Democratic proclivities, except Boggsund Hart of Colusa 
and Roseol I. os Angeles, who sent satisfactory excuses for their neces- 
sary absence. Sixteen of the Buckley contingent were, however, con- 
spicuous by their absence, and an adjournment had to he taken to afford 
time to make another effort to bring the recalcitrant members to a 
realizing sense of the wickedness of their course. Meanwhile most of 
the obdurate lambs came out of the pens the shepherd has orovided 
for them at the Union, and publicly advertised their absence from 
the Caucus, and made their reasons known to all comers. They were 
Ben Butler's widow, "they knew what they warded and were 
not afraid to ask for it." Thus the whole matter at once became very 
conspicuously public. It is a miserable, belittling, and ignoble sight 
to present before the whole nation. Yet it has the sanction and in- 
dorsement of a majority of the voters of San Francisco who at the 
last election new perfectly well what Buckley ism meant. Thoughtful 
in en may well ask themselves what is to be the outcome of a condition 
of things which enables one man to put up the highest offices of State 
to unction. 

The issue between Buckley and Hearst is an interesting one as it 
stands, aud the whole State will watch its progress and ending with 
interest not unmixed with anxiety. If Mr. Hearst had fewer fools 
around him there would be no doubt of his firmness to the end, and 
even as it is this may be taken to be one of the many instances in 
which Mr. Hearst has put his foot down to keep it there. In that 
case the fight becomes interesting, and it is impossible to avoid dis- 
cussing the chances as to which of the two men (Buckley or Hearst) 
will win. Those whose political foresight has often proven correct 
say that the Boss must either withdraw his pretensions or in the end 
be utterly routed and ruined. In the first place the cause he cham- 
pions is wicked and indefensible. In the next, who is likely to arise 
with temerity enough to bid for goods that Hearst has refused to buy 
upon any terms ? Certainly the men who have been talking about 
purity cannot do it. Again, if Buckley beats Hearst the latter has a 
newspaper that in ±he future could defeat every candidate Buckley 
might put up for local offices. That would prove the end of his reign. 
He is too smart a man to invite whilst at the zenith of his power so 
inglorious a doom. Then, again, Hearst, who has greatly strength- 
ened himself with country members, is likely to have 33 votes, or a 
majority of the whole without the Buckley contingent. That gives 
him the caucus nomination, and that secured the question arises: 
Can the Boss afford to bolt the party nomination? Can theman, the 
secret of whose power is found in majorities obtained by him in 
packed clubs and conventions, afford to jump the track and desert 
his party in the important matter of electing a United .States Sena- 
tor, for no better or other reason than that he cannot capture the 
"boodle"? There can be but one answer to such queries. Mr. Hearst 
holds the trumps, and, being on his mettle, may be depended upon to 
play them for all they are worth. In a formal interview he had with 
Buckley and his men yesterday he took high ground, denounced 
their course, and pretty plainly intimated that his defeat would not 
render him inconsolable whilst it might leave them ruined. If they 
preferred another candidate, well and good; but let them vote for 
him from motives that their consciences and the people can approve 
of. Mr. Hearst was for the moment himself, talking straight out as 
he felt, just as he did in that happy speech which he delivered at the 
termination of the San Jose convention. Whenever he talks for him- 
self Mr. Hearst proves a success. His bold, manly talk to the Boss 
ami his men has made him as popular as nis happy little San Jose 
speech did, and it may be predicted that he has saved the credit of his 
party, defeated the assaults upon bis pocket and his honor, and won 
his election to the United States Senate. Mixed and unsettled as the 



light [a, it i. clear ■■ hat mrably 

and surely eh 

The Senate c imttt'CH have at IuhI hem named by the " solid four- 

"■ u " h.'ve plaeed th -lve; In I ■■ m t - - 

inittee, One ol th. m ha- mi l. ■-. than Uin i liiim, another 

■ I [hi • omniiitve . iinoth, , , ,„, seven, and tin 

oration commits ■ 
San r rancisco delegation certaiitly i 
good oi evil, If the city i i ;n illy benefitted n there 

will he some compensati ven m lliickleviam. It \s said thai nearly 

h 'ii ol :dl the bills introdu i ina printed i n >m the 

(he public interest and worthy 
of Hupport, 

. Win n i for the first titm i that the introduc- 
tion oi ncu bills u.i- iii order, nearly every member on the tl • 

lumped io ins f ee i , ( , UV ni1 himself of the occuaion. The duilii 
given the titles of the bills introduced, but an their nature can bi 

'<• 'han guessed in thai way, (In- reader*- of the Nbwb Lrttkk will 

prefer to wait until th.' bills are printed, when they can be and will be 
understanding^ alluded to. Nearlyall the old cinch bills have been 
introduced and more are coming "" light every da) . Tin' San I'ran 
CISCO delegation controls the Senate and will therefore emu- 
lation. 

The Governor is making a favorable impression, lie is improved 

in health, and seem- younger and more cheerful than lor a long time 

past. It is said that he will go very slow in the matter of appoint 

incuts. His rec inendation ih.it there should be legislation to give 

effecl to (In nstitution in regard to stock dealing is attracting a 

good deal oi attention. 

a new system of dealing iii -locks, and one which can hardly fall to 
please tlie speculative uature-of the people of San Francisco, ha« ju»l been 
established al -No. 807 California street, bj Messrs. Hodman A Co. Tin 

inn i> us follows: The person who desire) to operate si deposit - 

cent, on the par value of the stock, and oue*elghth of one per ucm 

mission is charged upon the opculut; and closing of tl i 

st neks are dealt in aud several hundred cards arc used, upon each of which 

is printed the ui ■ of oi [ the five stocks- with some given fraction below 

it. These cards are shuffled every morning in public, aud then Inserted 
Into a brass receptacle. The machine once red, or charged, the electrical 
clock operates at intervals of thirty xecouds during the .lav and disci 
twool i h<- cards into exposed orifices, or slits, respectively Inscribed " Ad- 
vance" and "Decline." a. rdiugas the buyers itocka has advanced or 

declined by the quotations thus exhibited he makes or loses ou the transac- 
tion. The system is perfectly "square," ami should prove verj popular. 

$i 7 ooo 



The Sutter Street Railroad Com- 
pany will pay the sum of One Thou- 
sand Dollars for information leading 
to the arrest and conviction of any 
person or persons who participated 
in causing the explosion on the track 
of this company on Post street on 
the 13th inst. 

Dated January 13, 1887. 

R. F. MORROW, 

President Sutter Street Railroad Company. 

To the above re-ward I will add the 
sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dol- 
lars. 



Jan. 15J 



P. CROWLEY, 

Chief of Police. 



MME. WALDO-COHEN, 

Teacher of Piano-Forte, Singing, Deportment 
and Etiquette, 

7275 CLAY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO. I Dec. 11. 



MRS. ADA CLARK'S DANCING ACADEMY, 

211 Sutter Street . . Above Kearny 

HALL TO LET FOK BALLS, CLL'BS, ETC. [Aug. 1. 



16 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco. California, tor the 
Week ending January 12, 1887. 

Compiled from the Records o( the Commercial Agency, 401 California Street, 8. F. 
Thursday, January 6th. 



GRANTOR AND ORANTBK. 



DESCRIPTION. 



E Folsom, 335:10 s 18th, s 80:5x122:6— 

M Block 51 

Chas Vale Sr et al to F Jerome E Polk, 20 u Pine, u 30x62:2, being in 
MBlock51 

N Vallejo, 149:6 e Van Ness ave, e 25 
X 122:6— W Addn 47 

N Lombard, 137:6 e Leavenworth, e 
:9xl37:6— 50-vara 678 

N Turk, 107:6 e Jones, e 30x137:6— 50- 
vara 1057; s Eddy, 87:6 w Leaven- 
worth, w 50x82:6— 50-vara 1168; e 
Hyde, 137:6 u Eddy, u 25x187:6— 50- 
vara 1262; u California, 29 w Selina 
Place, w 29 x 55— 50-vara 131 

S Henry, 96 w Noe, w 56x115 

S Gilbert, 97:6 w Duriout, w 40x80, be- 
in gin50j^ara424^ 



Hib S & Ln Soc to Saml Beal. 



Win Edc to Thos Ryan and wf. 
Jos G Eastland to Geo W Call.. 
Root Diusmorc to II Wadsworth 



Heurv M Allen to Wm J Regan 
Natbl J Brittau to G B Torre 



$ 1,800 
17,750 
1,825 

10 



1,350 
6,000 



Friday, January 7th. 



Gen Humphreys to Saml Wilson E Buchanan, 87:6 n Turk, n 25x87:6- 

| W Addn 277 t 10 

IMarcinkowskitoAMorgenthallN Pine, 112 w Mason, w 25x62:6, be- 
ing in 50-vara 595 9,000 

S Sutter, 20 w Lyon, w 24:9x87:6, be- 
ing in W Addn 2,800 

. Lots 14 to 16, blk 6; lots 12 to 15, block 
13; lots 1 and 2, block 12, Junction 

f Homestead 

Daul Swett et al to Jas E Brown Se Montgomery ave and Scotland St, 
I s 54:8, e 45:6, nw 71:1 to beginning— 
50-vara 1474 



Geo A Raymond to E W Hatch 
T P Strong to Thos Barr 



Saturday, January 8th. 



Calbn N Martin to L SchueiderlSw L;i-kic. 171". nw Mission, nw 25xy0 

I — 100-vara 302 

Hib S & Lu Soc to J Auderson N Pacific, 97:6 w Mason, w 38:6x60— 

50-vara 607 

Sw 26th st and San Jose avenue, s 

26:10x100— H Addn 5 

E Castro, 199:9 s 17th, s 3:3x80 .. .. 
N 25th, 125 w Alabama, w 25x104, be 

in M B174 

N Haight, 25 w Scott, w 25x112:6— W 
Addition 443 



Orlo F Swett to Patk Donnellan 

A Spaulding to Mary De Haven 
Anthony Quill to J "Wheeler ... 

S Johnson to G H Fitzgibbon . 



* 5 

2,900 

1,300 
5 

750 

10 



Monday, January 10th. 



Jennie McMahou to P McMahou 



G Edwards to Kittic F Aul.rcv S Jersey, 75'e Sanchez, e 25x114 

Virginie Watson to Chas Lux. Und \i u Geary, 62:6 e Hyde, e 25x87:6 
—50-vara 1267; s John, 114:6 e Mason 
e 23x60— 50-vara 336; ne Zoe Place. 
114:6 se Folsom, se 23x50, being in 

50-vara 720 

Nw Cleveland, 100 ne 7th, ne 25x75— 
100-vara 250 

Geo B Rawson to A McLcnuau N Jackson, 123:6 w Polk, w 22:11x127:8 
j — W Addn 

A B Wefelsburg to G Armstrong N 15th, 130 e Noe, e 25x115, being in 
M B101 

Wm J Calliugham to C Carpy. jNe California and Scott, e 41:3x100- 
W Addn 425; subject to a mortgage 
of JS.500 

Daul A Williams to & S Banks. iNw 16th and Guerrero, n 80x86, being 
! in M B37 

GM Bockius to Bridget Young. I E Fair Oaks, 122 n 23rd, n 30:6x117:6 



8,000 

2,500 

3,300 

5 

15,500 

10 
1,200 



Tuesday, January 11th 



Chas Pahlman to F X Mettmaun 
Margt Piukingtou to J Perkins. 
Jno Hinkel to Kathn Huebner. 
Henry Sears to Jno J Conley... 
David Goldstein to J Macowsky 
P J McGoveru to A P Hotaling. 
Louisa Ganthier to R W Gunn. 



Sw Dolores and 21st, s 78x125, being 

in M B89 

Sw Guerrero and 24th, s 50x125, being 

in H A 29 

S Oak, 131:3 w Scott, w 25x137:6, be- 
ing in W Addn 444 

W Steiner, 62:6 n Pine, n 25x103:1— W 

Addn 389 

W Pierce. 37:6 u Turk, n 50x87:6, be- 
ing in W A432 

E cor 9th and Shipley, se 75x75, being 

in 100-vara 297 

S Valley, 203 e Sanchez, e 51:4x114— 

H Add« 97 

D J Williamson to Bank of Cal iSe O'Farrell and Buchanan, e 31:3x90 

—50-vara 229 

Mathilda G Baucroft to A FLow E Valencia, 249:6 u Tiffany av, e 191 

to a pt, w 209, s 55 to beg 

Jas V Rock to Louis Crayon .. Nw Welsh. 130 sw 4th, sw 25x75, beiug 

in 100-vara 171 

R B Gardner to Jno Whelan ... S Oak, 31:3 w Ashburv, w 25x100, be 
ing in W Addn 673 



10 

10 

1,300 

5 

10 

10 

10 

2,500 

4,100 

3,050 

1,110 



Wednesday, January 12th. 



Francis It Babv to O Eldridge Und '., e 2nd, 92 n Brannau, u 68 x 

j 100— 100-vara 167 

\Y H McCormick to L Robinson N Eddy, 137:6 w Franklin, w 34:4 x 

120-VV Addn 133 

D McMenaman to City & Co S F Streets, etc 

II 11 Wood to Est of S F Lavaux E Alabama, 100 s25th, s 40x100, being 

in M B170 

Sw Guerrero and 19th, w 50x114, be- 
ing iu M B 77 

Ne Garden, 175 se Harrison, se 25x75 

—100-vara 232 

Nw Franklin and Grove, w 57:6x68:9 

— W Addu 138 

E Broderick street, 95 s Golden Gate 
avenue, s 42:6x137:6, being iu W 
Addn 511 



City & Co S F lo D McMenaman 

Patk Brady to Jno Dowd 

Elizth M Redmond to B Brady 
John H Peck to Margt B Peck. 



?3,250 
6,000 



3,150 
9,000 



Black Diamond House 
GOAL, 

From Green River, Washington Territory. 
It is a true Bituminous Coal, and is 

THE BEST COAL FOR DOMESTIC USE 

Ever brought to San Francisco. [Oct. 16. 

E. L. G. STEELE & CO., 

(Successors to C. ADOLPHE LOW & CO.), 
SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 

—AGENTS— 
American Sugar Refinery and Washington Salmon Cannery 



WM. T. COLEMAN & CO., 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

YORK. 



SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW 

—AGENCIES— 

Chicago: London: 

91 HICIIIC.K AVENUE, 4 Rislirips^ute St. Within, 

T. B. McGovern, Edgene E. Jones, 

Agent. Agent. 



Astoria: 

Flavel's Wlmrfft Warehouse, 

Jno. F. McGovehn, 

Agent. 



We have our Brokers iu every commercial city of importance in the West- 
ern, Middle and Eastern States, and employ a large staff of traveling sales- 
men. We have the best facilities for the distribution of California Products 
East, and give especial attention to California Wines and Brandies, Salmon 
in barrels, Dried Fruit, Lima and Small White Beans, Canned Salmon, 
Canned Goods, Raisins, Orau^L-s, Btirluy and other Products. 



H. B. Williams. 



W. H. DlMOND. 



A. Chesebrough. 

WILLIAMS, DlMOND & CO. 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 
UNION BUILDING, JUNCTION MARKET AND PINE STREETS. 

Agents for Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Pacific Steam Navigation Com- 
pany, The Cunard Koyal Mail Steamship Company, "The California Line of 
Clippers," from New York and Boston, and "The Hawaiian Line." 



S. L. Jones. 



E. D. Jones. 



S. L. JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. | January 9. 

H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 

General Shipping and Commission Merchants, 
Nos. 309 and 311 SANSOME STREET, 

San Francisco, California. 

J. B. Parkman, Late with Madison & Burke. 

G. H. Umbsen, Late with Madison & Burke. 

J. H. Hurd, Late E. W. Woodward & Co.. Laud Agents. 

HURD, UMBSEN & GO. (Successors to C. W. Beach & Co.), 

Real Estate Agents and Rent Collectors, 

Houses Reuted. Insurance Brokers. Ne 10 Montgomery St., San Francisco 

Branch Office— S. W. Cor. California and Fillmore. Personal attention 

given to all business entrusted to us, and full charge takeu of property. 

Farming Lands and Ranches forsale in all parts of the State. [March 20.] 

R. E. WILHOIT & SONS, 

SDE^_iaCI3:EE,S of eecobds, 

Real Estate and Loan Agents, 

| April 3.] Stockton, San Joaquin County, Cal.. 234 Main Street. 

HALL'S SAFE AND LOCK COMPANY, 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

HALL'S PATENT SAFES, BANK LOCKS and 

VAULT WORK, STEEL JAIL CELLS, 
[April 3. J 213 and 215 California Street. San Francisco. Cal. 



J. TOMKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 

Bet, First and Second, San Francisco. One Block rora Palace otel. 

IWF- Carriages and Cabs at Pacific Club, No. 130 Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery and Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at stable espe- 
cially for calling. Turnouts to rent by the mouth. VeMcles of every 
des cription at reduced rates. Telephone No. 153. 

ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY, 

No. 3tO Sansome Street, : : San Francisco 
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FURS. 



Jan, 15, 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, 



IT 



NOTAB1LIA. 



■ dog wllhoul n license. 
\\ .11. but, vet honor, Oio clog never had a license." M 
tr.ii.v "Then you will be compelled t" tnke ••n t one loruliunow. 
Owner: "I don't believe thi whether he baa a llcenaeor 

Magistrate "Well, but I do." Owner: "I can'l tor th 
of me see why you take such an interest in my dog." ! '.i<- 

A merchant, whose fattaor accumulab 1 a fortune sellin 

plied tor admission into the order ol the Friendly Sons of St. 

Patrick. He claims to be of Selltic origin, and avers that J. Spauld- 
Co., ol the Honeer Bteatu Carpet Beating and Renovating 

VVorks. Noa. 383 ind 366 Tehama street, make old carpets look aa 

good a* now ones. 

The Minister (coming on them unawares): "E-e-h! Sand) Mc 
Dougall Ali'in Borrj toseetliisl And yon, too, Wullyl Fishin o 
the Sawbath I Ah thoucht ah'd enstcllet better prenciplea i.\ 

i: ,-. h : Wully.manl ye hae 'm I— it?8 enfil r ml Hand up 
yer r-rod, man or veil lose 'm tak 1 car-r-rel — " (EecoUects 
himself, and walks off) ftinea. 

Professor Snore -II, ■«■ are the bivalves divided 1 Btudenl They 
ain't divided at all, Professor. You swallows 'em whole, with a little 
lemon Juice and pepper sauce, and then you ilrink some of those pure 
and unadulterated Liquors which are sold by P. J.Cassin SCO., 
Washington and Mattery streets, in retail quantities at wholesale 

prices. 

"Poor man!" she exclaimed, alter the peripatetic beggar had 
finished his meal; "your clothing i- sadly turn." "Oh, dont inen- 
ii,,n it, inarm." he replies I; "you see how 'tis; it's so near Christmas 
that I didn't dare to purchase anything new, through tear that it 11 
be the very thing some of my friends is going to give me. You un- 
derstand how it is yourself, eh? " —Bolton Trarwortpt. 

Anarticle on "The Antiquity of Gingerbread" says it has been 
use.l since the fourteenth century. The gingerbread displayed in 
some of the small shop win, lows don't look to be more than _nttv 
years old. but appearances are deceitful unless things are painted 
with the Imperishable Taint, sold by .lames R. Kelly & Co., Market 

street. 

"And that is silver ore, is it? " saiil Mrs. Snaggs, as she examined 
a piece of curious-looking mineral. "Yes, my dear," replied her hus- 
band. "And how do they get the silver out?" "They smelt it. 
"Well, ileus queer," she added, after applying her nose to the ore; 
"I smelt if, too, but didn't get any silver. ' 

It is stated the Sunday drug trade of a Boston drug store averages 
fifty cigars to one porous plaster. This seems to be about the right 
thing. Fifty cigars don't drew any better than one porous plaster, 
unless the man who smokes them wears one of those stylish Hats 
which are sold by White, No. iil4 Commercial street, San Francisco. 

He's a man of pious mind 

Who swears not startlers by the dozen, 

Who rises at the dawn to find 

The water in his pipes is frozen. —Bust. tour. 

A child walking with his father one day, saw a hen's feather lying 
in the street. He stopped abruptly, and stood gazing at it for some 
minutes, then pointing toward it inquired, "Angel?— or turkey i 
But the father being on his way to lunch at the Original "Swains 
Bakery," No. 213 Sutter street, did not have tune to solve the riddle. 

Boss: "What can I do for you?" Applicant: "I can do the same 
work your present, book-keeper does for ifi'O a month ehe; 
"Thank you." "Are you going to let me take his place? 
no- hut I'll knock $20 a month off his wages, thanks to your sugges- 
tion." — Sijhngs. 

Poison-oak cured by Steele's Grindelia Lotion. Twenty years' ex- 
perience has proved this remedy to he a specific. Apply immediately 
after returning from a picnic excursion, and the dread eruption will 
be prevented. James G. Steele & Co.. u'35 Market street. 

"You don't like these modem composers, then, Mr. Jones';' " "Oh, 
yes some of 'em ; but I draw the line at this feller Wag-Wag-Wag-er- 
ner' You see I can't whistle a tune he ever wrote, or do anything 
of his on the banjo." "That is rather a drawback to his music, 1 ad- 
m [ t ,, — Harper's Bazar. 

The Elite Photographic Studio, No. 838 Market street, is one of 
the best establishments of the kind in San Francisco. Life-size pic- 
tures are taken there (from life) which are far superior to enlarge- 
ments. 

A Harvard professor lias made the calculation that if men_ were 
really as big as they sometimes feel there would be room in the United 
States for only two professors, three lawyers, two doctors and a re- 
porter on a Philadelphia paper. The rest of us would be crowded in- 
to the sea and have to swim for it. —Delroil Free Press. 

A responsible house to borrow money from, at low rates of inter 
est: Uncle Jacobs, t>13 Pacific street. Square dealing is his motto. 

"What are you doing? " asked a citizen of a young man wdio had 
a commercial traveler clown on the sidewalk, pounding him. "Ham- 
mering brass ! " was the fierce reply. — Burlington Free Press. 

J F. Cutter's Old Bourbon.— This celebrated Whisky is for sale by 
all first-class druggists and grocers. Trade mark— star within a shield. 

Since dudes began to wear corsets girls have a good many strings 
to their beaux. —Burlington Free Press. 

Jay-Eye-See Liniment is a positive cure for bunions and sore feet. 

A Real Estate Transfer— The mud you dragged from the road on 
your boots to your wife's carpet. —Dansvdlc Breeze. 

H. W. Patrick, Teacher of the Piano, N. E. Cor. Taylor and Turk. 



iaper." 

"Well, 



STEAM BOILER INCRUSTATIONS. 

Old Scale Removed, Formation of New 8cale Prevented. 

Willi,, Ml the till of CholDlOOU, b) lie- I -■ "f Hie 

Llewellyn Filter-Heater and Condenser! 

(Over 300 In Daily Uto on the Pacific Coast.) 

Remove) all Impurities from the Water botore Entering toe Boiler, 
Beau iiic Water I,, 212". Sin.-- ir in : ■ i,, " pet ,, mi in Hie amount ol 
Water I 

ited ioi,l Descriptive Pamphlet Forward,', I on application lo 

Llewellyn Steam Condenser Manufacturing Co., 

S80 PI tret. Sun Kraiicw-o, c'„l. ■ It 

WHITE ASH STEAM COAL, 

FROM GREEN RIVER MINES. 

The Best Steam Coal ! The Cheapest Steam Coal ! 

NO KLINKER, NO SOOT, 

And Less Ash and Smoke than Any Other' Coal! 



BLACK DIAMOND COAL MINING COMPANY, 



IV.'. -J.V] 



S. E. Corner Spear and Folsom Streets. 



GENUINE ENGLISH MILKWEED, 

FOR THE COMPLEXION, 

Liquid and Powder, in Four lint..— White, Flesh, Fink and Cream. Fines 

Arllele yet produced, 50c, 76c. aud $1.00. Sold only nt 

Edwin W. Joy's Pharmacy, 

Sept. 25.| 852 MARKET STREET, Cor. Stockfon, San Francisco. 



A GOOD SPORTSMAN 

Uses U. S. Waterproof Shot Shells, 

U. S. Sure Fire Primers, 
U. S. Solid Head Rifle Cartridges and 

Utah Far-Killing Powder. 

[Nov. '27.1 

dTvidend notice. 

Office of the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society, 
N. E. Corner Montgomery and l'ust streets, 

san Francisco, January 8, 1887. 
Ala regular meeting of tin.- Board of Directurs of this Society, held this 
day, a dividend, at tin; rati; of W/a per cent, per annum, fur the .six months 
ending with December 81, 1886, was declared on all deposits, free from all 

taxes, ami payable from anil after this date. 

j an g.j ft- ■'■ TOUIN, Secretary. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 
For the half-year eadiog Dec. 31st, 1880. the Board of Directors of THE 
GERMAN SAVINGS VND LOAN SOCIETY has declareda Dividend atthe 
rate of four and thirty-two oue-hundredths (I 82-1001 per cent, per annum 

on TermDepOSite and three mid sixty chlliidrcdths (:'. CO loll) percent, per 

annum on ordinary deposits, payable on mid after the Sd day ,,f Jan., iss?. 
I , By order, GEO, LETTE, Secretary. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE, 



San 



Francisco Savings Union, 
532 California street, corner Webb. 
For the half year ending with 81st December, 1886, a Dividend lias been 
declared at the rate of four mid one half ( ■!',) per cent, per annum on Term 
Deposits, aud three and three-fourths (:< T, 4 ) percent, per annum on Ordinary 
Deposits, free of taxes, payable on and alter Mi 
Jan. 1.] 



lid .Imiiiarv, 1S.H7. 
LOVELL Will IE, Cashier. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The California Savings and Loan Society, 

Northwest Corner Powell and Eddy streets 

For the half year ending I iecember81st, 1888, a dividend has been declared 

atthe rate of four mid one-half (4^) per cent, per annum on Term Deposits, 

and three and three-fourths (3«) per cent, per annum on ordinary De- 

p „£te, free from taxes, payable mm aad ^Jngl^ ^^ 

C, WOOLRICH, 

Commission and Forwarding Agent, Mazatlan, Mexico. 
Agent for Pacific Mail S. S. Co., Royal Mail S. P. Co., The Marine Iusur- 

aU Wes'i'deiH'C ,'if VII mm mi Hie west coast of Mexico enables me to offer 

useful services and large experience to intending Investors and owners of 

properties for the purchase aud sale of mines, lands, etc., in Siualoa aud 

& ltfe'fchand'ise and machinery forwarded to the interior and all commis- 
sion iM2^nj^tmusactcd_with care and punctuality. foot. 2. 

SELBY SMELTING AND LEAD COMPANY, 

416 Montgomery Street, : : San Francisco 

Gold and Silver Refinery and Assay Office. 
^-^-Manufacturers of Bluestone, Lead Pipe, Sheet Lead, Shot aud 
The "Standard" Machine-Loaded Shotaun Cartridges, under the 
Chamberlin Patents. 



IS 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



WORLD, FLESH AND DEVIL 



A Royalist Member of the Fi'ench Cham- 
ber of Deputies has been informed that ;i 
Radical opponent in his neighborhood had 
purchased a particularly ugly dog, and had 
(.-died In in by the naincf the Deputy in ques- 
tion. The Deputy was asked whether it. was 
not his intention to prosecute the man for de- 
famation uf character; but his reply, which, 
in the form of a letter, went the round of the 
local papers, was to the effect that he did not 
at ;dl mind Ids name being given to a dog, 
however ugly, for dogs are intelligent and 
Eaithful. "But," he added, "had the owner 
of the dog assumed my name, I should cer- 
tainly have prosecutednim , as 1 do not want 
it to be borne by an imbecile." 

— The rage for monster armor-elads, says 
an English paper, has spent itself, and unless 
naval designers suddenly agree upon a new 
type of ship, the Admiralty will concentrate 
their attention upon keeping our present war- 
ships in an efficient state, and upon develop- 
ing mosquito fleets of gun and torpedo ves- 
sels, capable of high speed, of carrying power- 
ful gnus, and of making comparatively long 
sea-passages. This is the official programme, 
and special interest will attach to the torpedo 
boat of the future. It.- improvement in its of- 
fensive and defensive capacities is the first 
consideration. 

One "f the smartest things in advertising 

| that has lately been heard of has been achieved 

! by a furniture-dealer at Proyidence, Rhode 

Island, who offered a bedroom suite to any 

: couple who would come and be married in his 

: shop window. The only difficulty he seems 

to have bad was in making a selection out of 

■ the scores of couples who applied for the honor. 

The event finally came off with the utmost 

satisfaction to all" parties, thousands of people 

witnessing the ceremony from the street and 

the interior of the shop. 

Lecturing at Brightlingsea, England, 

recently, on silos, a Mr, Bateman slated that 
lie was opposed to Lord Tollem ache's tap sys- 
tem of draining silos, but that he had tried 
himself and drained a certain amount of juice 
into a sunk tank. Soon afterwards lie found 
his laborers were extracting (his juice from 
the tank, fermenting it. and making what 
they called silo wine, on which they got most 
gloriously drunk. 

— Buckwheat receives its name from the 
resemblance of its triangular seeds to beech 
nuts. Tt is a native of Central Asia, but is 
naturalized in Europe. England and the United 
.States, and in the two latter countries is much 
used for human food, while in the former it is 
cultivated chiellv h <r horses, cattle and poul- 
try. 

The Comte de Paris has decided to pass 

next Summer and Autumn in Scotland, and 
he has just arranged to become the tenant of 
the Loch ICennard and Grandtully shootings 
in Perthshire, which belong to Sir Douglas 
Stewart of Murthly. These are two of the 
best grouse-moors in the Highlands. 

— The Dutch intend competing more vig- 
orously for a share of the traveling patronage. 
Before the next sea Sort begins a great English 
hotel will be opened at Flushing, and the In- 
land Steam Shipping Company will run a day 
service for the convenience of passengers. 

Thefutureof lady doctors is in India. 

Three fully qualified M. D.sof the gentle and 
fast-advancing sex sailed the other day in the 

Arabia for India from England. But because 

they really are wanted there they must be 
careful not to overstock the market". 

The Irving edition of Shakespeare, 

which is a collaboration of arrangement and 
revision of text on the part of the famous 
tragedian and Mr. Frank .Marshall, is expect- 
ed to make its appearance as one of the Jubilee 
books of the coming year. 

Out of want of respect for the French 

it has been decided by the Chinese, and agreed 
I- on the part of llie'Frcneh, that the French 
cathedral in Pekin shall be immediately taken 
down. Matters have indeed taken an awk- 
ward change. 

The Archdeacon of Liverpool, the Ven- 

erable John Jones, who is in his ninety-fifth 
; year, has expressed his intentii f resigning 

! Ids archdeaconry. At one time he was a 

great Evangelical light. 



SOUTH PACIFIC COAST RAILROAD 



Pa.sven.4er Trains Leave Station Foot of Market 
Stueet, South Side, at: 

4-nn A - M - EVERY SUNDAY— Haulers" train 
•^- ,v -' fur SAN JOSE, stoppiugat all Way- 
Stations. 

8«Of~\ a. M. daily— For Alvarado, Newark, Cen- 
■ uu treville, Alviso, SantaClara, SAM JOSE, 
Lob Gatos, Wright's, Glenwood, Feltou, Big Trees, 
Boulder Creek, SANTA CRUZ and all Way-She 
tious. 

p.OA p. m. (except Sunday). Express— Mt. 
^ •C-'V-' Eden, Alvarado, Newark, Centre ville, 
Alviso, Aguew's, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, Los 
Gatos, and all Stations, to Boulder Creek and 
SANTA CRUZ. 

A -OA p. m. daily— For SAN JOSE, Los Gatos 
^ -£-> v -' and intermediate points. 

$E3 EXCURSIONS to SANTA CRUZ and 
^ BOULDER ('KEEK, and $2.50 I" SAN 
JOSE on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, to return 
on MONDAY, inclusive. 

$1.75 to SANTA CLARA and SAN JOSE and re- 
turn. Sundays only. 

8:30a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Trains connect with 
Train at San Jose for New Almaden and points 
on Almadeu Branch. 

8:30 A. M. and 2:30 P. H. trains connect with Btage 
at Los Gatos for Congress Springs. 

All through trains connect at Felton fur Boulder 
Creek and points on Felton and Pescadero railroad. 

TO OAKLAND AND ALAMEDA. 

56 :00 — $fi 30— $7 ..do— 7 ;30_ s :00 — 8 :30 — 9 :00— 9 :30— 
10:00—10:30—11:00-11:30 a. m.— 12:00— 12:30— 1:00— 
1 :30— 2 :00— 2 -.30—3 :00— 3 :30— 1 :00— 4 :30— 5 :00— 5 :30 — 
6.01)— 0:30—7:00— 7:30— 8:30—9:30— 10:4:1— 11:45 p. m. 

From BROADWAY and FOURTEENTH Streets. 
AKL A N I ) : $5 :80 — $6 :00 — $. :30— 7 :00— 7 :30— 8 :00— 
8:30-9:00 — 9:30—10:00—10:30—11:00—11:30 A. M.— 
12:00 — 12:30— 1:00 — 1:30 — 2:00 — 2:30 — 3:00— 3:30 — 
4 ;00— 4 :30 — . r » : 00— 5 :30— 6 :00— fi :30 —7 :00— 7 :30— 8 :30— 
9:30—10:45—11:45 P. m. 

From HIGH STREET, ALAMEDA: 55:16—55:46— 
66:16— 6:4fi— 7:16— 7:46— 8:16— 8:46— 9:16— 9:46— 10:16— 
10:46—11:16—11:46 a. m.— 12:16— 12:46— 1:16— 1:46— 
2:16— 2:40— 3;lii— 3:40— 4 :ir.—l:li;— 5:10— 5:40 — 0:16— 
6:46— 7:16— 9;l(i— 10:31— 11 :31 p, M. 

^Sundays excepted. 

Ticket, Telegraph and Transfer Offices, 222 
MONTGOMERY ST., San Francisco. 
L. FILLMORE, Superintendent. 

W. T. FITZGERALD, G. F. and P. Agt. 



OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY, 

Carrying U. S., Hawaiiau and Colonial Mails. 

Will leave the Company's Wharf, corner Steuart 
and Folsom streets, 

For Honolulu, Auckland and 

Sydney, Without Change: 

The Magnificent 3,000-ton Iron Steamer 

Alameda, postponed to Sunday, Jan. 15th, at 2 p.m 

Or immediately ou arrival of the English mails. 

For Honolulu: 

S. S. Australia, 3,000 tons February 2d. 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Mar- 



ket street. 
Jan. 15. 1 



JOHN D. SPRECKELS & BROS., 

General Agents. 



DR. RICORD'S RESTORATIVE PILLS. 

Buy None but the Genuine— A Specific for Ex- 
hausted Vitality, Physical Debilitv, Wasted Forces, 
etc. — Approved by the Academy of Medicine, Paris, 
and the Medical Celebrities. Agents for California 
and the Pacific States, J. G. STEELE & CO., 635 
Market street, (Palace Hotel), San Francisco. Sent 
by mail or express anywhere. PRICES REDUCED. 
Box of 50 pills, $1 25, of 100 pills. $2: of 200 pills 
$3 50; of 400 pills, $G. Preparatory Pills, $2. 

Send for Circular. 

JOSEPH GILLOTT'S STEEL PENS. 

Gold Medal, Paris. 1878. 
130"" Sold by all Stationers. Sole Agent for the 
[Tutted States, MR. IIENKY HOE, 91 Johu Street 
New York. Jan. 5, 



CLOSES DOORS WITHOOT SLAMMING. 

The NORTON 

DOOR-CHECK and SPRING 

For sale OM'y by 

FRANK D. MORRELL, 
256 Market Street, near Front, San Francisco 

FOR *I,I,. 830 ii nwk and expenses 
paid. ValunUk- outfit and particulars free. 
«*. O.VIl'KtRY, Augusta, Maine. 




IiEEBSSSS):'. 



I RAILROAD V 



THE DONAHUE BROAD GAUGE ROUTE. 

COMMENCING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, IB86. 

and until further notice, Boats and Trains will 
leave from and arrive at San Francisco Pas- 
senger Depot, MARKET STREET WHARF, as 
follows: 



Leave S. F. 



gg* Snndays 



7:45 A. K, 
3:30 p.m. 



Destination. 



15 a. m, s :00 a.m. 



Petaluma, 

Santa Rosa. 
Fulton 
Windsor, 
Healdsburg, 
Cloverdale *fc 
Way Stations. 



Arrive in s. f. 



s " ""»>•» Day* 



Guerneville. 0:10 p. M. 6:05 P. M 



8:50 a. m. 
6:05 P. M. 



Stages connect at Santa Rosa for White Sulphur 
Springs, Sebastapol and Mark West Springs; at 
Clairville for Skaggs Springs, and at Cloverdale 
for Highland Springs, Kelseyville, Soda Bay, Lake- 
porl, Saratoga Springs, Blue Lakes, Bartlctt 
Springs, Ukian. Eureka, Navarro Ridge, Mcudo- 
ciuo City and the Geysers. 

EXCURSION TICKETS from Saturdays to Mon- 
days—To Petaluma, ?1 75; to Santa Rosa, $:i; to 
Healdsburg, $4; to Cloverdale, $5. 

EXCURSION TICKETS, good for Sundays only— 
To Petaluma, $1 50; to Santa Rosa, $2; to Healds- 
burg, ?3; to Cloverdale, $4 50; to Guerneville, $8. 



From San Francisco to Point Tiburou and San 
Rafael, Week Days— 7:45 a. m., 9:10 a. M., 3:30 P. M., 
5:00 P. M., 6:15 p.m.; Sundays: 8:00 A. M., 9:30 a. m., 
11:00 a.m. 1:45 p. m., 5:00 p. m. 

To San Francisco from San Rafael, Week Days— 
6:30 A. M., 8:00 a. M., 10:30 A. «., 3:40 P.M.. 5:05 p. M. ; 
Sundays; 3:10 a. m.,9:40 a.m., 12:15 P. M., 3:30 P.M., 
5:00 p. M. 

To San Francisco from Point Tiburon, Week 
Da vs— 7:00 a. m., 8:20 a. si., 10:55 a. m., 4:05 P. m., 
5:30 P. m.; Sundays: 8:3b a. m., 10:05 A. M., 12:40 P. M., 
3:55 P. M., 5:30 P. M. 



II. C. WHITING, 

Superintendent. 



PETER J. McGLYNN, 
Geu. Pass, and Tkt. Agt. 



£&- TICKET OFFICES-At Ferry and 222 Mont- 
gomery St., and No 2 New Montgomery St. 



SONOMA VALLEY R. R. 

Steamer JAMES M. DONATIUE Leaves San Fran- 
cisco and Connects with Trains at SONOMA 
LANDING, as follows: 

4.(~\f\ p.m., Iiailv (Sundays excepted), from 
• < ~ M "' WASHINGTON-STREET WHARF, for 
the Town of Sonoma, Glen Ellen ami Way Points. 



Sunday Excursions. 

8--(Ca a. M. (Sundays only), from WASHIKQ- 
. IcJ TON-STREET WHARF, for the Town 
of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Way Points. Round- 
Trip Tickets: To Souoma, $1-00; to Glen Ellen, Jl. 50. 



H. C. WHITING, 
Superintendent. 



PETER 1. McGLYNN, 
Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Agt_ 



TICKET OFFICES— At Ferry and 222 Mont- 
gomery St., and No 2 New Montgomery St. 



PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

The Company's Steamers will sail as follows: 

For New York via Panama 

and Way Ports, 

Steamers sail 

8th, 15th, 23d and 30th of Each Month, at 10 a. m 

[W For, Ports of Call, see Daily Papers. -^Gfc 

Tickets to New York at greatly reduced rates. 

CABIN. $75; STEERAGE, $30. 
Passengers booked through to and from Europe 
by any line. 

For Hongkong via Yokohama, 

-' 3;Cityof Peking January 22d, 2 p. m 

S. S. City op Sydney February 12th, 2 p. m 

S. 8. CITY OF Riode Janeiro .. .March 5th, -l r. m 

s. s. City op New York March 24th, 2 p. m 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohoma and return at 
reduced rates. 

For Freight or Passage apply at the Office, cor- 
ner First and Uranuan streets. 



Jau. 8.] 



WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., 

General Agents 



Jan. 15, h>:. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



[9 



UNAWARES. 

-■ sitting titer waltzing, 
• »n the italrs. 
H.-, before I could forbid it, 
Btole ■ rose, ere yet I missed it. 
And, u tenderly he kissed it. 
:.<-i hid it, 

I'n.iu 

\\v were talking, after valuing, 

' hi tin* >t;iir^. 
I had said thai be should rue it. 
Ami u lecture I intended, 



Which I think he apprehended, 
I was kissed before I knew it, 

Unawares. 
We were B.lenl after waltiing, 

1 1n the stain. 
1 had stormed with angry feeling, 
Bnt he spoke love, never heeding, 
And ray eyes fell iieatfa his pleading 
All my depth of love revealing, 

Unawares. — Boston Courier. 



SCIENTIFIC AND USEFUL. 

Boiler Anti-incrustation.— At the pumping 
station ol theSouthwark and Vauxhall Water 
Co. nt Battersea, Bng M experiments have been 
made within the last few days with n boiler 
that has been supplied with water which had 
been subjected to a process that is said to pre- 
cipitate the mineral salts held in solution, and 
thereby obviate the Incrustation that Is bo 
common n feature of boilers fed with water in 
the ordinary way. The process is a simple 
one. It consists of Infusing into the water 
a preparation described as anti-ealcnire. the 
invention or application of Mr. P. A. Maignen. 
In the case of she boiler referred to — one of 
Qallo way's corrugated — it was found, at an in- 
spection Quite recently, that, after working 
for a month on the Maignen system, a deposit 
was formed in the flues which, under the in- 
fluence of a jet of water directed from a small 
india-rubber pipe, speedily disappeared, leav- 
ing the boiler entirely clean. This method of 
treatment is declared to be very inexpensive, 
and it seems as if it were likely to effect a con- 
siderable economy and safety in reference to 
the use of boilers fed with hard water. 

Reconstruction of Ancient Perfumes.— Two 
ancient Egyptian perfumes have been recon 
stituted through the researches of a young 
French professor at Lyons, who has devoted 
himself to studying Egyptian sepulture and 
the plants of the Nile valley. Bv hunting 
through the papyrus texts and the inscrip- 
tions on the walls of the temple lavatories, he 
has found the receipts for the manufacture 
of "tasi" and "kyphi." The former was a 
temple perfume, used to anoint the statues of 
the Egyptian Venus. "Kyphi" was more im- 
portant, and besides being used at home for 
the rites of Isis and Berapis, was imported in- 
to Greece and Rome after the conquest of 
Egypt. It then became the favorite jnerfume 
among the luxurious Greeks and Romans, 
who were anointed with "kyphi" after the 
bath, and were sprinkled with the essence 
during the grand banquets, while sometimes 
it was used to perfume the wine. 

— Public Opinion. 

The Invention of the Cow- Catcher.— It is 
curious to note how frequently important in- 
ventions are the result of accidental observa- 
tion. The cow-catcher is a case in point. The 
inventor of that useful appendage is Mr. L. B. 
Davies, of the Novelty Ironworks, Columbus, 
Ohio. According to his own statement, while 
holding the position of master mechanic in 
the shops at Columbus in 1853, it frequently 
became his duty to run an engine. In those 
days the pilot or cow-catcher consisted of a 
row of iron spikes 4 feet long, placed about a 
foot above the track, and made fast to the 
bumpers. One day Davies noticed how nice- 
ly the earth was thrown from the mold-board 
of a plow. He determined to put together 
two structures like the mold-board, and the 
arrangement worked so successfully that the 
superintendent of the Columbus and Xenia 
Railroad ordered the improved cow-catcher 
for every engine. — Iron. 

Bleaching Paper by Electricity.— A French 
inventor proposes to use electricity for bleach- 
ing paper pulp in the following manner. A 
solution of chloride of magnesium is used. 
This is of the strength of about 16 deg. 
Beaume\ On passing a current through, 
electrolysis taking place, various chemical re- 
actions occur, setting free divers oxy-chlorides, 
which, so itis said, effectively bleach the fiber. 



SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. 

PACIFIC BY81 km 

Trains Leave, and are Due to Arrive at, 
SAN FRANCISCO: 



(for) 1 


From Jan. 2. 1887. 


AHHivr. 
(from) 


18.00 A. 


. . . Byron , . . . 


IB in >•. 


Ml. 


Callstoga Hii.i Nh|.h 


in 10 v 


4:00 p. 


" " *• 




7:30 a. 


. '..lfax.. 




7:30 a. 


. ...Edgen 1, Red'nga Portland 




•3:30 p. 




•in III V 


8:30 a. 


i.mi*. via Livermore. 




4:00 r. 


. Knlgnt'a Landing 
Livermore and Pleuutton. . 


10 in > 


•5:00 p. 


•- m i 


8:00 A. 








...Milton. 




8:30 p. 


Uo3ave,Demlng,SlPaso4 Baal 


10:40 a. 


10 .00 a. 


Niir-- and Baywards 


3:40 p. 


3:00 p. 


Ogden tin.! Kl'lM. 


11:10 a. 


7:30 a. 


... Red Bluff via Marys! lilt 


5 1" r 


7:30 a. 


— Sacramento via Benlola 


i. in p. 


8:30 a. 


" via Livermore. . . 


. io r. 


8:00 P. 


... " via Beulcia .... 


11:10 a. 


4:00 p. 


" via Beulcia .... 


Hi Iii.i. 


•1:00 p. 


— Sacramento Kiver Steamers. . 


•6:00 a. 


B 80 a. 


— San Jose 


•3:40 p. 


110:00 a. 






3:00 p. 


" 


'J-.10A. 


8:30 a. 


— Stockton via Livermore 


5:40 p. 


•9:30 a. 


" via Martinez 


•7:40 p. 


•3:30 p. 


" via Martinez 


•10:40 a. 


•9:30 a. 


...Tulare aud Fresno . 


•7 :40 p. 




a. for Morning. 



p. for Afternoon. 



LOCAL FEKRY TRAINS, 
From " SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

To EAST OAKLAND— 'CM, 0:30. 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 
1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To 23D AVENUE, EAST OAKLAND-Samc as "To 
East Oakland " until 6:30 p. M., inclusive, also 
at 9:00 p. m. 

To FRUIT VALE— *6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 
•2:30, 3:30,4:00,4:30,5:00,5:30,6:00, 6:30. 9:00. 

To FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— "9:30, 7:00, 12:00. 

To ALAMEDA— .6:00, *fl:30, 7:00, *7:S0, 8:00, *8:30, 
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, Jll:30, 12:00, (12:30, 
1:00, 11:30, 2:00, }2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00,4:30, 5:00,5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To BERKELEY— *6:00. '6:30, 7:00, *7:S0. 8:00, *8:30, 
9:00, 9:30,10:00, J10:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00,112:30, 
1:00,11:30,2:00, 12:30,3:00, 3:30,4:00,4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To WEST BERKELEY— Same as " To Berkeley." 

To "SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

From FRUIT VALE— 6:50. 7:20, 7:50, 3:20. 8:50, 9:20, 
•10:19, 4:20, 1:50, 5:20, 5:50, 6:20, 6:50, 7:47, 9:50. 

From FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— »5:22, 5:52, 
•6:22, 19:14. »3:22. 

From 23d AVENUE, EAST OAKLAND— 6:55, 7:25, 
7:55,8:25,8:55, 9,25, 9:55, 10:25, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55, 
12:25, 12:55, 1:25, 1:55, 2:25, 2:65. 3:25, 3:55, 4:25, 
4:55, 5:25, 5:55, 6:25, 6:55, 7:50, 9:53. 

From EAST OAKLAND— '5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00. 7:30, 
8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 
12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 
5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:57, 8:57, 9:57, 10:57. 

From BROADWAY, Oakland— 7 minutes later 
than from East Oakland. 

From ALAMEDA— »5:30, 6:00, »6:30, 7:00, '7:30, 8:00 
•8:30,9:00, 9:30, 10:00, J10.30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 
112:30, 1:00, 11:30, 2:00, 12:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 
5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00. 

From BERKELEY— »5:25, 5:55, *6:25, 6:55, »7:25, 
7:55,*8:25, 8:55, 9:25, 9:55, 110:2'., 10:55, (11:25,11:55, 
112:25,12:55,11:25,1:65,12:25,2:55,3:25, 3:55, 4:25, 
4:55, 5:2.i. 5:55, 6:25, 6:55, 7:55, 8:55, 9:55, 10:55. 

From WEST BERKELEY— Same as " From Ber- 
keley." 

Creek Route. 
From SAN FRANCISCO— •7:15, 9:15, 11:15, 1:15, 3:15, 

5:15. 
From OAKLAND— '6:15, 8:15, 10:15, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15. 

•Sundays excepted. I Sundays only. 

Standard Time furnished by LICK OBSERVA- 
TORY. 



A. N. TOWNE, 
Gen. Manager. 



T. H. GOODMAN, 
Gen. Pass, aud Tkt. Agt. 



PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. 

Steamers of this Company will sail from 
BROADWAY' WHARF as follows: THE STEAM- 
ERS GEO. W. ELDER AND QUEEN OF THE 
PACIFIC— 

For VICTORIA, B. C, AND PUGET SOUND 
Ports— 9 A. m. every Friday. 

The last steamer of the month connects at 
Port Townsend with Steamers IDAHO aud AN- 
CON for Alaska. 

For PORTLAND, Oregon, lu couuectiou with 
the O. R. AND N. CO.: Every five days. 

For SANTA CRUZ. MONTEREY, SAN 
Simeon, Cayucos, Port Harford, San Luis Obis 
po, Gaviota, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hue- 
neme, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San Diego: 
About every second day, a. m. 

For EUREKA, ARCATA and HOOKTON, Hum- 
boldt Bay: CITY OF CHESTER, Every Wednes- 
day, at 9 o'clock a. M. _ 

For POINT ARENA, MENDOCINO, ETC.: Ev- 
ery Monday, at 3 p. m. 

TICKET OFFICE— No. 214 Montgomery street, 
Near Pine. 

GOODALL, PERKINS A CO., Geri'l Agents 

[June 19.J No. 10 Market street. 



TIME SCHEDULE. 

Passe lavq and trrlre at Pi 

l aud 4th stri'i i 
Fnin.M 



LKAVJ 

9 80a. 

I J I p, 

i, 80 p 
8 30 v 
10:30 a, 
•:i :i<> p. 
4:85 p, 

I It 
' 3:80 v 
•3:30 pj 

S:30a.| 



IN EFFECT JAN. 1, 1887. 



San Mateo, Redwood 
..and Meulo Park . 



-Santa Clara, San Jose and. . 
.Principal Way Stations 

! Almaden an. I Win- StaHoui 
Gllroy, Pajaro.Castroville" 
Sauna- inn] Monterey 



akkivp. 

•10:02 a. 

+4:00 p. 

I «p 

7:40 T. 

•10:02 a. 



;■' 8j«a. 

I 1*10:02 A. 

I 7:40 p. 



! .Holllster and Tres Pinos. 

-:::<ii. I i Watsouvllle. Aptosrsoquel 
•3:30 p.| ) (C apltola) and Santa Crn/. 



,•10:02 a. 
i 7:40 p . 

I'liHfi. 
I 7:401'. 



8-3n.ll Soledad, Paso Robles, l\ -.„„ 
8 ' 3 " A i [Templeton and Way Burtons! I ,; r ' 

a.— Morning. p.— Afternoon. 

•Sundays excepted. -I-Sundays only (Sportman's 
Train). 

Trains run on Pacific Standard Time. 



STAGE CONNECTIONS are made with the 8:30 
a. m. Train. 



SPECIAL ROUND-TRIP TICKETS— At Reduced 
Rates— to Monterey, Aptos, Soquel, Santa Cruz 
aud Paratso Springs. 



Excursion Tickets. 

SPECIAL NOTICE.— Round Trip Tickets to the 

film. »us Lick Oliservatorv (Mt. Hamilton), can be 

obtained at anv of the Company's Ticket Offices 

iu San Frauclsco. Rate— J7.00. 



For Sundays only, 



(Sold Sunday Morning: good 
I for Return same day. 

For Satllrdav f Sold SATURDAY and SUNDAY 

SuudayW ? nl ?i *°° d "» Return until fol- 



at 



Round Trip g 

from Sau | SjS 
Francisco to 



Sat to 
Mou 
Tkt. 



San Bruno . . 

Millbrae 

Oak Grove . . 
Sau Mateo.. . 

Belmont 

Redwood 

Fair Oaks. . 
Menlo Park. 
Mgyfleld. 



l in i 

1 00 
1 25 
1 25 
1 25 



; 50 

65 I 
90 ! 

1 10 I 

1 25 

1 40 ! 

1 50 I 

1 60 

1 76 I 



Round Trip I Q Sat to 

from San £"., I Mou 

Francisco to 1Kl 'l Tkt. 

1 1 

Mouut'n V'witl 50 *2 00 
Lawrences . . 1 50| 2 25 
Santa Clara..! 1 751 2 50 
San Jose. . . .[ 1 75| 2 50 

Gilroy 2 75 4 00 

Aptos I I 5 00 

Soquel ...... 5 00 

Santa Cruz.. 5 00 

Mouteiey....' I 5 00 



TICKET OFFICES.— Passenger Depot, Townsend 
Street: Valencia-street Statiou, No. 613 Market St., 
Grand Hotel aud Rotuuda, Baldwin Hotel. 



A. C. BASSETT, 

Superintendent. 



H. R. JUDAH, 

Asst. Pass. & Tkt Ag't 



OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL S. S. CO. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 



Steamers leave wharf corner FIRST AND BRAN- 
NAN STREETS, at 2 o'clock p. M., for YOKO- 
HAMA AND HONGKONG, connecting at Yoko- 
hama with Steamers for SHANGHAI: 

Steamer. —1887. — From San Francisco. 

Oceanic .Tiiursoay, February 24th 

Gaelic Tuesday, March 15th 

Belgic Saturday, April 2d 

San Pablo Thursday, April 21st 

Oceanic Thursday, May 12th 

Gaelic Tuesday, May- 31st 

Belgic Tuesday, June 21st 

Excursion Tickets to Y'okohama and Return at 
Reduced Rates. 

Cabin Plans on exhibition and Passenger Tickets 
for sale ate. P. R. R. Co.'s General Office, Room 74, 
Corner Fourth and Towuseud streets. 

For Freight, apply to GEORGE H. RICE, Freight 
Agent, at tne Pacific Mail Steamship Company's 
Wharf, or at No. 202 Market street, Uuion Block." 

T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Agent 
LELAND STANFORD, President. (Jan. 15. 



20 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 15, 1887. 



THE REAL PROPERTY MARKET. 
The past week has witnessed quite a gratifying reaction in real 
estate circles. At the beginning of every year the market becomes 
flat, and this year's, so far, had been no exception to this rule up to 
this week, during which a considerable inquiry developed for invest- 
ment property, ranging in value from $10,00*0 to $20, 000. One firm 
alone reports some eight sales of this kind, although particulars are 
refused as yet. Mission property also is in improved demand, but in 
other respects the market lacks special features. 

No attempt has been made so far by San Francisco to attracthither 
the Eastern people with whom the southern portion of the State is 
now overrun. Other towns, however, have seen the necessity of call- 
ing attention to their advantages, money in liberal amounts being 
subscribed in several instances for the purpose of forcing the propa- 
ganda, h or instance, in San Jose a meeting was held during the cur- 
rent week under the auspices of the Board of Trade to devise the best 
means of drawing the attention of landseekers to the manifold ad van 
tages of Santa Clara county as a place of settlement. An organization 
was effected, subscriptions opened and some $15,000 subscribed then 
and there. It was decided to locate an agency at Los Angeles and to 
run weekly excursion trains to San Jose in order to give landseekers 
an opportunity to go north with a little or no expense. Enterprise 
like this should be commended. It certainly deserves success. 

But. if report speaks truly, the orange-grove-struck Easterner is 
already beginning to swarm northward, for from various towns about 
the bay come reports of an influx of land-seekers, nearly all of whom 
came by way of Los Angeles. Of course, the southern part of the 
State cannot expect to keep more than a reasonable snare of the 
immigration now pouring into it. To a new-comer its attractions 
naturally appears doublv strong by reason of the contrast with the 
conditions and surroundings of the East; but sooner or later the dis- 
covery follows that the northern portion of the State has also its ad- 
vantages, and great ones at that, and that while there is a certain de- 
gree of romance about orange groves to the untutored Eastern mind, 
the northern and central sections of the State offer opportunities for 
earning good American dollars which in their practical bearing appeal 
quite as strongly to our brethren from the East as do considerations 
of romance. Still the opportunities want to be duly presented. So 
far as San Francisco is concerned, its real estate market is after all 
but a reflex of the prosperity of the country, and it may not be ex- 
pected that it will gain much directly in population from the immi- 
gration of the present day. Nevertheless money might be invested 
far worse than in San Francisco property, for no one doubts that the 
latter is cheap at present, and that it is bound to improve with the 
growth of the State. Then, again, the real estate of San Francisco 
is already su widely distributed, and it is so utterly impossible to 
" work " the mark'et, that values have acquired great stability. Of 
course, to make a profitable investment in real estate requires'judg- 
inent and a thorough acquaintance with surroundings. For instance, 
for a number of years past values have been declining in certain parts' 
of the town simply because other localities became more popular, al- 
though if former conditions are compared with present ones there 
should have been a rise instead. The entire localitv bounded by 
California. Montgomery, Sutter and Dupont streets in this manner 
has suffered, because ot the preference given to Market street, and it 
will probably continue to suffer for some time to come. 

The particulars of last week's business are not extensive. It would 
almost seem as if nothing but odds and ends were disposed of, the 
only district contributing a larger number of transactions being the 
westerly portion of the Mission. Horner's Addition and the streets 
immediately north of it are in great favor with a certain class of buy- 
ers. Many of these, it is understood, purchase on the representation 
that a cable road is to be built either over Sanches, Castro or Church 
street, and it is much to be hoped tha,t they are not doomed to dis- 
appointment. Among late sales in this neighborhood are included 
that of the southwest corner of Dolores and 24th streets (75x125)* the 
northwest corner of 16th and Guerrero streets (86x80) ; 51:3x114 on 
the south side of Valley, 203 feet east of Sanchez street; and 50x125 
on the southwest comer of Guerrero and 24th streets. 

The Western Addition contributes to the list of sales that of the 
Callingham residence, 41 :6xl00 on the northeast corner of California 
and Scott streets, for $15.50(1 Another sale embraces 55x120 on the 
south side of Ellis street, 137:6 east of Octavia street, a portion of the 
Skerrett estate. On the north side of Jackson, 123:0 feet west of 
Polk. 22:11x127 :S, sold for $3,300, and on the north side of Eddy 
137:6 west of Franklin, a lot of 34:4x120 brought $6,000. The south- 
east corner of O'Farrell and Buchanan streets (31 :3x!)U) sold forS2 500 
The older parts of the city also furnish a couple of sales, although the 
transfers do not involve choice parcels. The principal one was of a 
lot of 30x62 :6 on the east side of Polk, 20 feet north of Pine, for $17 750 
Polk street property is rapidly coaling to the front rank. On' the 
north side of Pine street, 112:6 feet west of Mason, 25x62:6, sold for 
$0,000. 

On the North Beach, 40x60 on the south side of Filbert street 97 -6 
feet west of Dupont, sold for $6,000. There was also sold a 'lot of 
68:8x137:6 on the north side of Lombard, 137:6 feet east of Leaven- 
worth. South of Market street there were no sales of consequence 
excepting, perhaps, that of the east corner (75x75) of 9th and Shirjlev 
streets. J ■* 

In building enterprises there is also little that is new. The most 
important item concerns the erection of a $40,000 building on the 
north side of Sutter street, between Dupont and Stockton on a lot of 
43x120. The only other contract exceeding the sum of $5,000 is that 
providing for the erection of two dwellings on the north side of Pine 
street, between Devisadero and Broderick, to cost $8,130. 

There is a gratifying increase in the demand for country property 
m the bay counties. It would no doubt attain still larger proportions U 
the rain did not hold off. Many of the would-be purchasers are late 
comers to the State, and these as a rule attach more than necessary 
importance to the need of rain and the threatened lack thereof. 

,„nT S N ' S Wh ° A re . il } s . earc , h ° f Underwear and Gent's Furnishing Goods 
will find a grand stock to select from at J. W. Carmany's Emporium Ko "s 
Kearny street. Low prices prevail at this establishment. 



COMMENTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 
In British politics there seems to be a fair prospect of a reunion of 
a large proportion of the so-called Liberal-Unionists with the sup- 
porters of Gladstone, and immediately following this reunion must 
come the downfall of the Marquis of Salisbury's Cabinet and a disso- 
lution of Parliament. The only difficulty which stands in the way 
of this being accomplished is Chamberlain's dignity. It goes without 
saying that Chamberlain was not really and conscientiously opposed 
to Home Rule. He was simply suffering from a tit of petulant anger 
because Gladstone framed his bill without the assistance of the Bir- 
mingham philosopher. But still, he has posed for such a long time 
as being opposed upon patriotic principle to Home Rule, that he can- 
not now step boldly on the other side of the question. That he is 
tired of his present position and anxious to be back again in the Lib- 
eral ranks is plain enough, but in order to get him there some sort of 
compromise is necessary. This compromise should be easy enough 
of arrangement, but, as a matter of fact, it is not. The trouble is that 
Gladstone hangs on with strange tenacity to the vital principle of his 
old Home Rule bill— which, by the way, was unspeakably bad. If he 
could only be brought to modify his ideas so as to make it an all 
around Home Rule, giving England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales a 
local legislature, with a jurisdiction corresponding to that of our 
American State legislatures, the whole question would be readily set- 
tled. Chamberlain's conscientious scruples— the other name for 
which is swelled-head— would be appeased, and the entire system of 
the British government would he modified so as to he brought into 
touch with the aspirations of modern Liberalism. 

The speech of Prince Bismarck in the German Reichstag is re- 
markable for its direct bluntness. There is nothing mealy-mouthed 
about it, and no attempt to veil the speaker's meaning beh'ind double 
and triple meaning phrases. Bismarck is a diplomat, and, as a 
diplomat, he is wonderfully skillful in concealing his real puroose 
Indeed, it may be said that in this capacity his right hand seidoni 
knows what his left is doing. But he is not a parliamentarian, and 
he does not understand how to create a profound impression upon a 
popular assembly without, to use a common phrase, " giving himself 
away." So when he came to discuss the military bill before the 
Reichstag and to explain the why and the wherefore of military pre- 
paration he handled things withoutgloves ; lie, so to express it 'spoke 
right out in meeting. He said that it was necessary for Germany 
to be ready to meet France in armed conflict, and that such a meet- 
ing was to be apprehended. This is what Bismarck thinks, and he is 
a pretty good judge. True, he added some saving clauses as to time 
but they are immaterial. The principal fact is that Bismarck a man 
of great discernment and large sources of information, anticipates 
war. ^ 

Upon the other hand, the present French Ministry, while ostenta- 
tiously proclaiming its desire for peace and its belief" that peace will 
be maintained, has increased this year's extraordinary military credit 
from 50,000,000 to 80,000,000 francs, and, it is said, will ask for a fur- 
ther credit of 87,500,000 francs to enable it to commence the manu- 
facture of rifles and increase the national defenses.' These facts speak 
louder than words. 

A gentleman, who knows France very well, states that the great 
majority of Frenchmen do not really wish for another war with Ger- 
many, and that this is true even of the great majority of French poli- 
ticians. At the same time, he admits that it is perfectly true that 
nine out of every ten Frenchmen are readv to shout for a war of re- 
venge—a war to re-conquer Alsace and Lorraine. There is no real 
contradiction between these apparently opposite statements • for 
much as a Frenchman may fear or dislike such a war he has a' still 
greater fear and dislike of frankly saying so. He would be called un- 
patriotic and poor-spirited by his neighbors, and someone else who ! 
still harped on the Revanche would get in front of him. So he feels 
compelled to keep up the bellicose talk which in his inmost soul he I 
detests. It is the fashion ; and no one, above all no politician, dares 
to break with it. 

Apart from the question of war, the situation in France is very 
grave. The decreasing stability of each successive Government with 
an increasing tendency in a Radical direction, is causing the greatest 
anxiety to everyone possessed of realized property. The diminishing 
yield in the revenue is forcing the Finance Ministers to look out for 
new sources of taxation, and it is generally believed that it cannot be 
long betore an income tax is imposed. The very thought of this is 
hateful to all Frenchmen, so that no Minister dare even allude to it 
on pain of instant dismissal. But without an important increase in 
revenue, or a serious decrease in expenditure, matters must come to 
a crisis in a very brief time. The alternative which will then present 
itself is either internal revolution or a foreign war. As a whole the 
people of France do not desire war; but so desperate is the condition 

i 1 working classes, through the competition of German industry, 
and the influx of Italian and Swiss unskilled labor, that war, with its 
chances of success and relief from the crushing pressure of the treaty 
with Germany, seems to them preferable to a prolongation of the 
present state. It is for this reason that General Boulanger has ob- 
tained a hold over the imagination of the people by his activity- and 
Ins show of democratic leanings. They hope, even if they do not 
believe, that he may prove a leader to victory. What is chie'fly feared 
in If ranee is a sudden summons from Germany to disarm. This chal- 
lenge naturally would receive a defiant answer, followed by an imme- 
diate advance of the German Army, and in addition an attack from 
of Tunis reC ° Ver Provinces of Nice and Savoy and the cession 

Lauies of artistic perceptions will And a visit to the " Oriental," No. 206 
aiwf hI, SlS&fJS £nW! P't¥"J r ?- The Japanese Embroidery Work 
ZihfnfShh lk Wor £ whlch is on exhibition there is far ahead of 
!SSwh° r as ever bee . n seea ln Saa Francisco. Special designs 
are painted by a Japanese artist. 



D. Albeet Hillee, M. D., 1011 Sutter street, San Francisco, California 



I VAT// 










FINANCIAL REVIEW. 



\ 



IiETTER 



(TnUfiu-nki AC>bcrttsc r. 

DEVmTD TO THE LtAOiNQ iNTtRISIS OF CALiroRNIA AND THE PACIFIC C«AST. 

V FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

n s i;.'-n;tM Lawyers u Lobbj tut*, it Duuprace to a Profession 
which Bhould Be an Honorable One California'*! Absurd Revenue 
System— The Demand for Improved Pedagogic Methods, and a 
Practical rather than an Ornamental Education— A Bench 
potted of Legal Btrlplltura — Accommodation f"r the N 
Guard— The Philosophy of Prison Management— The Demand (or 
Appropriate Legislation In regard to Dyuamlte— The Carmen's 

Hypoorlsy 9-10 

Till Dkmon - a French Translation I 

m lq - Letter: The Social Furore over the Approaching Pattl Con- 
young Men who let a Lady Defray their Expenses al u 
Theatre Party— Some Prospective Engagements— The Sacrai 
Women as Husband-Catchers— The Legal Slasher and his Friend's 
Wife at the Cliff— A Wife-b eating Doctoi at the Palace Hotel, etc 14 
Pleasure's Wand: a Crisp Theatrical Review 

i own Crikb: The Seals and the Explosion— Make it a Felony to 
ge an Employe) — How to Rob a Bank— Captain M 
"Shame and Humiliation "—God's Liberality with Paralysis I be 
" Law *• and the Lady's Purse, etc . . . 11 

California's New Senator: An Interesting Sketch 15 

Mknt.vi. athletics: rhe Doctrine of Psychical Gymnastics, by Bona 

Dea 2 

The Kkai. Property Market: An Important Review 20 

Sporting: The Eveuts of the Pasl Week 7 

"Moxib"; rhe Result of Professor Price's Analysis of this Fraud. B 

"Bis.": Commerce During the Past Week ... 13 

Scientific and Useful An Interesting Compilation of Facts 19 

World, Flesh and Devil: A Spicy Collect! if Items ,.. 18 

Kotabilia . Humor and Commerce Carefully Blended 17 

i Al Home 2— Love's Method's 12— Love's Warning 5— A1 Mld- 

night 6— Sunrise . 4 

Principal Real Estate Transactions: A Record 16 

Prrv thb Took Histori vN: Don Hubert n. Bancroft's 1250,000 Sell ... ■"» 

a Retail Customer: Her Name is Legion and She is Hard to Suit. . . 12 

of i ibob in Germany 8— The Devi] Extractor and His Fees 12 

A Cinch Measure 7 

Comments on Foreign Affairs: The Impending European War— The 
Conflict of Statement us to the Czar's Health— Lord Randolph 
Churchill's Resignation— The New Liberal Lender in the- British 

House "i" Lords 20 

Possibilities From S lcramento: What the Legislators arc- Doing IS 

Society; Entertainments and Movements of the Upper Ten Thousand. 
The Bad Manners of So-called "Society People;" An Incident at 

the Baldwin Theatre on last Monday Evening ?, 

Financial Review: what is going on iu Stock Circles, etc 1 



G 



i.tLH HA IIS— 830 fine, par.— Mexican Dollars are quoted at 
Blc.@80Kc , 

Price <>f Money here, 6@10 per cent, per year— bank rate. In the 
open market, %@1 per month. Demand moderate. On Bond 
Security, 5 per cent, per year, on Call. Demand moderate. 

London, Jan. 2L— Consols, 100 15-16@101 l-lfi. 

INVESTMENT SECURITIES. 

San Francisco. January 21, 1887. 





Bid. 






Bid. 




MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. 






INSURANCE STOCKS. 






•t-pr-et. Quarterly 

Central Pacific R.R 


\21% 


128 




W2% 




Oakland Home 


*0 


California Dry Dock. 


105 


— 


State Investment - .. 


95 


97K 


Cal. fron & Steel, 7-pr-ct 
C'nt'a C'sta Water, o-pr-ct 
Dupont-Street 


— 


— 


Sun 


<r'i„ 


100 


104 


— 




112 


114 


GAS STOCKS. 




Market St. R. B 


YUM 
122$ 


126 


Capital 


— 


— 


P'k & O.R.R.,6-p-c guar.] 


123' .. 


Pacific Go* Imji't ('•• 


i ;•_•'.. 


36! . 


Montgomery-Avenue 


— 


— 


Oakland GasTt and Heat 


35 i 


Nevada Co N.G.R.R.. .. 


96 


100 


San I rancisco 


mv, 


cm,. 


North Pacific <'<m-t K. K 


«m 


95 


BANK STOCKS. 






N'rth'nPac.R.R.Clstmorl 




— 


Anglo-Gala,, ftO pr ct paid 


S3 


56 


N'rih'n Railway of Gala.. 


— 


— 


Bank of California .... 


171! 


17.'. 


Oakland Gasl't, 5-pr-ct 


— 


— 


Gala. Safe Deposit&Trust 






Or. R.W. and N-, 6-pr-ct 


— 


— 


i ninpauv . 


46 


r.|.. 


Pac. Rolling Mills, 6-pr-ct 


106 


— 


1st National Bank of S. F. 


117 


120 


Pion'r Wool'n Mills, 6-p-c 


— 


— 


Grangers' 


— 


— 


S. Pac. K. it., 6-pr-c. 
Sp'g Valley W.W., 6-pr-ct 

t."u Iron Works, 6-p-c 


112 


112?4 


L'd'U Paris & Am. flim.) 


91 


95 


IWVI 


128 


Pacific ... 


— 


— 




— 


POWDER stocks 






LOCAL RAILROAD STOCKS 








43 


44 




Z 


— 




'.'■'4 




City 


Safety Nitro 


10 




105 


108 




I 1 


17... 


Geary-Street 


109 




Vulcan 


B 


North Beach and Mission 


97 


98 


MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. 






Omnibus. 


52 


55 


Cala. Artificial Stone P'v 


— 


3 


Presidio 


■M„ 




California Dry Dock . 


34 


37« 


Slitter-Street 






California Electric Light 


111', 


11 


WATER STOCKS. 






California Wire Works . . 


— 


— 


Contra Costa 


85' i 


86» , 


California Iron and Steel 


— 


— 


Spring Vallev 


97 


97' n 


Gold & Stock Telegraph 
Hawaiian Commercial. . 


65 


70 


INSURANCE stocks. 






«* 


VH 


Anglo-Nevada Ass. Corp. 


106 


110 


Jndson Manufacturing . . 








123 

12--. 


125 
130 


Pacific Rolling Mills 
Pioneer Woolen Mills . . . 


85 
75 


100 




200 


Fireman's Fund 


lllii 


140 


Pacific Iron and Nail. .. 


— 


— 



The distribution of dividends has brought somewhat free buyers into the 
market; and in some instances these securities are selling to-day at the 
same price they did before the dividend. There have been large transac- 
tions in Spring Vallev Water stock; buyers are encouraged by the late rain. 

A. Baird, 438 California Street. 



The I M t j i u ,,:, i. 

in the tlirtM 
it ub evtdeun thai | ■ 

the iltHjioaul «■! their fun the; 1. lvc 

statements a* t«i the mcrii ■■ this scheme us nn Investment 

attempt to Hoiii the Mn> i »kod prospectus was b failure. 

rhe Kunnr tun. a schemr built up oaf ol the wreck anddiftgui 
theincuru little location thai could be irraped up for 

imr. a- it deservedly -I Id. The 

not the genuine ring', and bean on 
the plalnesl kind o ■ .ur mining 

Industry is nol >>> much lite in ton I as thi Ing t.. the p 

i rtlcle, which n appears in the Lon- 

ircible letter 

Bignedbytwo Director:) ol the Company, who evidently appreciate 

the Bituation and wish to do what is rlplit, we represented the true 

inwardness of the II r < onsolidated aenl, and suggested the only 

Bafe method by which it could bi the attempted 

ol Directora O'Connor and Hulketl In deciding, during the ab- 
it the other gentlemen who form toe board, to allot the 
on a subscription ol (15,000, when they knew no allotment could be 
made, under a previous ruling, until* $60,000 had been BUbscribcd, 
might seem strange in connection with any company other than the 
one in question, we hope their decision will be Bel aside and the 
facts fully investigated in the meantime, subscribers ol even this 
small am. mm si, null call u halt, until the celebrated Mr, Butterfield 
can show his title clear to dispose ol these properties. It' we mi 
not, we have lately called attention t<> more than one suit against 
this gentleman involving a question of title. So far the list ol ■ 
tered members in this rump. my only numbers nineteen, including 
Directors, Secretary and vendbi i Washington BattertielcT 
who owns 3,760 shares. Three shareholders own 50 shares; one, to 
shares; ..ne, 5 shares ; "tic. i shares, and the balance ol the nini 
own 1 share each. Quite a hopeful lookout, certainly, for such a 
grand enterprise, bui it is even bettor than it deserves. 

Another row over commissions for sale of mining properties. The 
Union Gold Mine has, as we anticipated, al Last shown up in our 
courts, and we will probably before long be able to air the true in- 
wardness of this transaction. Hamilton, the artist-expert— whose 
statement of mines on which he claims to have reported (7) embi 
such a list of leading properties thai it saved us the purchase of a 
mining directory— together with bis financial backer, one BCeiman, 
are sued for alleged fraud in the transfer of the Rathgeb alias I 
Gold. It is a noteworthy facl that there' never yel has been a sale 
consummated of late years by a Jack -of -all- trades, who has blossomed 
into a mining expert on a simple visit, to a mining camp, that has nol 
resulted in a disgraceful public wrangle over the distribution of their 
ill-earned spoils. There are quacks in mining as in other professions', 
whose ethics are on a par with their scientific education. We predict 
a grand smash-up for the Union Gold, and that before Long. The 
Baron will require a more powerful oratorical effort when he next 
arises to explain to misguided shareholders why this ; - thus. How 

the plaintiffs expect to recover a percentage of c mission From 0. 

.\. Hamilton, who, according to '-rant, does not receive a cent until 
alter the mine has declared a 25 per cent, dividend on some half mil- 
lion dollars of capital, is a question we are unable to answer. 

It is not unlikely that the prosperity of Nevada will be enhanced 



the celebrated mines latel 
incorporation 



itely 

with 



before long by the nickel output from 
purchased by the National Nickel Co., an I llinois 
headquarters in New York city. These mine-., formerly known as 
the London, Liverpool and Conga, together with twenty-four addi- 
tional mines, are situated in < hurehill County, in what is known, if 

we remember aright, as the Cottonwood district. Thesemim 

all more or less developed, and experts assert that no greater ore 
body in magnitude or value has ever yel been found, even in Sweden, 
Norway, Hungary or Caledonia, the most noted producers of this 

Valuable metal. Already] 'e than 700, I tUnS Of "!'•' are visible, 

of an average assay of BAS~ per cent, nickel, from 1,53 to 1.70 percent. 
cobalt. We understand the company propose to begin work im- 
mediately. 

The latest news from the Comstock is of themost favorable de- 
scription, and many of the leading mines are cheap at present prices. 
A winze in Consolidated Virginia is in very rich ore nea r the Besl a 
Belcher level, and Norcros? and Chollar are promising well for the 
future. Theworknow progressing on the 1,465 of ' alifornia, cor- 
responding with the L.300 i level of Ophir, is mosl important, as 

it will determine whether or not the ore body in Consolidated Vir- 
ginia and California extends into the < Iphir ground, 

George Emmett, President, and Wm. J. Sheridan, Superintendent 
of the Succor Mine, left for Virginia on Monday, v\ here they will im- 
mediately inaugurate operations forthedevelopment of the property. 
Speaking of the Succor, the Virginia City Evening Chronicle says: "It 

was an ore producer from the grass roots down to the lOO-f level, 

which is the lowest opened up at the time the mine was .shut down 
y [S j ear£ a go The mine is located at the south <-\n\ of the Comstock 
Li de north of the Silver Hill." 

The last work done on the Seminole mine in Tuolumne County de- 
veloped a valuable chute of ore. Further work has been, for the 
time being, delayed, awaiting the necessary capital, 

The Manhattan mine at Austin has been sold to Eastern capital- 
ists, and the purchase money, over $1,000,000, has been paid. 

At the annual meeting of the Bullion Mining Co. the Eollowing offi- 
cers were elected for the ensuing year: Thos. Cole, President; J. L. 
Brown, C. W. Kellogg, J. B. Dayton, A. Borland, Directors, and R. R. 
Grayson, Secretarj . 

Capt. S. L. Burbridge, the well known expert, left for Calaveras 
county during the week, in examine and report upon a mine in the 
interest, of English capital. 

The May Flower tunnel is now in 1,684 feet. 

The Locomotive shipped to this city during the week $3,400 In 
bullion. 

The Tuscarora Times observes that "The new rule to follow now in 
buying stocks is to buy 'em when they are low and sell when thej 
are high, and watch your broker with a shotgun." 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTgR AND 



Jan. 22, 1887 



MENTAL ATHLETICS. 

The Boston devotees to culture have snubbed Buddhism and 
Brahmanisra for the moment, and turned their attention exclusively 
to psychical gymnastics— in other words, mind-reading. Mind-read- 
ing had already come very close to being an established science, and 
now that Boston lias stamped it with the seal of its approval, noth- 
ing more is necessary. One gifted family claim to be able to perceive 
the aurse of thus..' about them, in the form of an aureole, which floats 
about the unfortunate ones' heads. The changing color of thisaureole 
indicates the mental changes beneath. This is a family to be avoided. 

Mr. Washington Irving Bishop, however, has been giving a series 
of exhibitions, which establish hi- claim as a reader of the mind. 
There is no piano accompanist, whose crescendo and diminuendo 
gives the clue to the principal of the swindling firm, after the fashion 
of " hot " and " cold " in " who's got the button? " Indeed, there is 
DO juggling of any kind, and Boston has pronounced itself satisfied. 
On the evening of his first performance a committee of nine promi- 
nent gentlemen was selected from the audience, and in their hand- 
Mr. Bishop unreservedlv placed himself. The first test was the 
" murder pantomime." Mr. Bishop was taken into an ante-room by 
two of the committee and blindfolded, whilst another member of the 
committee, Dr. Harris by name, took a small dagger and went 
through the form of stabbing one of the gentlemen in the audience. 
Mr. Bishop was then brought out, still blindfolded, and requested Dr. 
Harris to place his left hand about four inches above his own, and 
fix his mind intently upon what he had done. Mr. Bishop then 
started down the aisle to look for the supposed victim, but with little 
success at first, repeatedly admonishing Dr. Harris to fix his mind 
more firmly upon the act he had committed. Finally he requested 
another member of the committee to take the place of Dr. Harris, 
and then succeeded in reaching the m:ui designated, touching with 
his finger the exact spot which Dr. Harris had struck with the dagger. 

For the next test a gentleman named Gammell was directed to 
" steal " three different articles from three different people and hide 
them. This he did while Mr. Bishop was in the ante-room, blind- 
folded, and secreted the abstracted articles in the inside pocket of a 
gentleman in the gallery. When Mr. Bishop was led out of the ante- 
room, with Mr. Gammell's hand in the required position, he darted 
down the aisle, up the stairs, and extracted the articles from their 
hiding-place without a moment's hesitation. He then separated 
them, and, still blindfolded, returned them to their respective owners, 
placing them in the identical pockets from which they had been ab- 
stracted. 

The next test was more remarkable still. One of the members of 
the committee wrote the name of a gentleman in the audience on a 
slip of paper, sealed it up in an envelope and handed the latter to Mr. 
Bishop. Mr. Bishop requested the other to concentrate his mind 
absolutely upon the appearance, dress, etc., of the owner of the name, 
and after'a moment's hesitation, rushed down the aisle and laid his 
hand on the gentleman in question. As this is one of the favorite 
tricks of spiritualists, the question may be raised again whether mind- 
reading be not the secret of spiritualism. The next performance on 
the programme was the famous bank-note test, over which Mr. Bishop 
had a tempestuous discussion in England. One of the committee, 
Dr. Robinson, committed to memory six figures of a bank note in 
his hand — six figures being all Mr. Bishop pronounced himself equal 
to. Dr. Robinson then placed his hand in the required proximity to 
the mind-reader's, and Bishop went over to a black-board, and with 
some apparent difficulty and several erasures, wrote out the number 
of the bank-note— 188,459. Bishop explained his hesitation by stating 
that, while " thought-reading," figures frequently reversed them- 
selves in his mind, 3's and 8*s and 5 s looking much' the same to him, 
until he had laboriously followed the different lines. 

The final test was made with a pin. Dr. Robinson procured a pi a 
from one of the audience, stuck it in a settee in the middle of the 
hall, withdrew it and then stuck it in a window on the other side of 
the room. Mr. Bishop, upon being led in, directed some one to bind 
his hand to Dr. Robinson's with a copper wire, leaving about a foot 
of space between. Then, after one or two false starts, "he reached the 
settee, pointed with his index finger to the spot into which the pin had 
been thrust, then rushed over to the window. Here, after fumbling 
about the wrong side for a moment, he reached over to the other and 
triumphantly extracted the pin. remarking, as he did so, that objects, 
like figures, frequently were reversed for the moment in his mind. 

One hears of remarkable feats performed bv spiritualists, but it is 
the experience of the ordinary seeker after knowledge of this sort 
that one and all of the startling revelations made bv mediums might 
be the result of acute mind-reading. Every thought and impression 
the individual has ever experienced is said to be indelibly recorded in 
the cells of the brain, and to these accomplished danies minds are 
possibly as the open, legibly-written leaves of a book. They do not 
require the absolute concentration dejnanded bv Mr. Bishop. They 
knock at the door of one of the little cells, and immediately out skip's 
the occupant and takes possession of the foreground of the imagina- 
tion—the trmit of the stage, as it were. In other words, vour memory 
of that particular impression becomes immediately awake and vividfv 
present to your mind, and the " medium " makes clever and exhaust- 
ive use of it, and leaves you speechless. In the back corridors of 
your mind the ghosts of your departed stalk, and she summons them 
t<i perform before the footlights like the prompter of a stage less 
mysterious. Bona Dba, 

An English exchange says that the audiences attendant upon 
The Mikado are at last beginning to thin, and Messrs. Gilbert and 
Sullivan are rehearsing their new piece with much assiduity. The 
rehearsals commence at 12:30, and are seldom over, we believe, before 
five. The greatest secrecy prevails. No outsider's presence is 
allowedinany part of the theatre. If but a chink be open of anv 
door in pit, boxes or gallery, a warning shout is raised at once until 
that door is closed. When the performers have occasion to accost 
one another during rehearsal thev do so as A, B and 0. So great is 
the fear of piracy that even the actors themselves do not know the 
name of the play, nor the names of the characters thev are severally 
engaged to represent. 



AT HOME. 
The coast guard turns his faithful glass 
To mark the home-bound vessels pass; 
But one lone ship he can not see, 
Tho' near the shore, that comes to me 
From voyage long— returning late- 
Slow drifting with its heavy freight. 
How buoyantly it sped away, 
With flapping sail and pennon gay, 
Full "laden ; for my all I gave 
One suffering soul perchance to save; 
It's treasured store at last might reach 
Some outcast on a far-off beach. 
Better the storm and gale to dare 
Than idly rock in moorings fair; 
Or lie— the sullen canvas fanned 
By fickle breezes— on the strand. 
And so it sailed the waters o'er 
To anchor close at every shore. 
But all the world was well content, 
It needed not the gifts I sent; 
It needed not my love and thought. 
It only asked if gold were brought. 
And thus my ship conies home again, 
Its weary mission all in vain. 
Oh ! shattered bark, with bending mast, 
How welcome at your home at last; 
For lo! the port you left demands 
The cargo meant" for distant lands, 
And all your comfort and your cheer 
Dear kindred souls now wait for here. 

—Carry Cathcart Day, in January Bivouat. 



Ladies seem to be awakening to the fact that obstructing the view 
of the stage of a theatre by wearing hats of very large dimensions 
is something more than a joke— that it is a selfish" impertinence. Of 
course while large hats are the fashion it is not to be expected that 
ladies will cease to wear them, but there is no earthly reason why 
ladies should not take off their hats in public places of amusement, 
especially when by so doing they add to the comfort of those who 
surround them. This practice is, we are glad to say, being rapidly 
adopted. 

A '"Seasonable Hint" column says that warm soapsuds is one of 
thebest insect washes. It is well* to know this. Insects lose half 
their unpleasantness when they are nice and clean. Save your suds. 

SPECIAL NOTICE. 



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Extraordinary Bargains in Every Department ! 

Our Customers and the Public are respectfully informed that we have 
made A GENERAL REDUCTION IN PRICES THROl'OHOrT EVERY 
DEPARTMENT. 

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DRESS GOODS, BLACK GOODS, 
HOSIERY, LACES, GLOVES, UNDERWEAR, 

EMBEOITJEEIES, 
Collars, Cuffs, Veilings, Towels, 

Napkins, Damasks, Blankets, Flannels, 

Cloths, Tweeds, Prints, Etc., Etc. 



Our Entire Stock of Novell) Dress Good's Reduced to One-Third Last Month's Prices, 

Country orders, whether large or small, receive prompt aud careful 
attention. Goods sent to all parts C. O. D., or on receipt of Postoflice order, 
thereby giving ladies iu the country equal advantages with residents in 
this citv. 

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[Jan. 8. J 






CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SOCIETY. 

J. 111'! ' 

'. an i'uliM i" ii it i- :i harbinger <■! hope, 

i" n»l for « hnl ii- rejoice nml lie glad, h 

win prububl) have the effi people up u bit, fur I of 

Ice thill i"" much sumthi . r 

ing to the spirits asa long continuunee *»f gloomy weather, Thin 
week ha- been n decided impro\ > though thai could 

eaall) bo, ni'i tin- result still prove fur from brilliant. The principal 
event in the dancing world Inst week was tin- genua u u( M r 
ten a in Siiuth Park las) Thursdtij ni^ht. Tin- rooms were prettily 
and tastefully «l 

i ii. mi. led by Mi-- Masicn and Mi'. ' Ireenawuy, was one oi the 
best which has been danced this season, llu favors were both use- 
ful an. I ornamental, and will, no doubt, be kept as a mcmcnt< 

plra-aill Utile p 

-. turd») afternoon great was the gathering of youth and fash- 
ton who nit'i to inaugurate the opening of tin- new lawn tennis 

* "iirt- mi Scott street. Tin" duy was noi exactly all that could have 
be?n wished, but il was sufficiently pleasant to enable tin 
played to In- witnessed with some cfegree of interest ; and a- the aea- 
son rolls on the grounds will, beyond doubt, form us pleasing ami 
Bought after a rendezvous a- there i- in town. 

Dinners have formed quite a feature of tin' entertaining done this 
week, and several of them were very handsome and elaborate affairs. 
Hut probably the one entitled to talie the lead of all the dinners which 
have been given here for some time past, was the Bora! "in 1 at the 
Palace Hotel, on Monday evening, at which Mr. Bridges, of St. 
Louis, presided as host, and who. during bis visit tofcianFran 
has dispensed hospitality in the most royal manner. I call it a 
lloral dinner advisedly, for not only was tin'- table a beautiful sight 
with its gamil ice blossoms, but the entire suite of rooms in 

which tin part) waa given was a mass <<\ exquisite Ferns ami flower- 
ints, even ih,- mantles being banks ol ran- exotics. After din- 
ner the \ of ladies and gentlemen adjourned to tin Bald- 
win Theatre, where they occupied adjoining boxes, ami were a noted 
feature of the large audience present. 

Daring the prevailing dearth "t gay events in the social world, Em- 
ma Abbott's season of opera has been seized upon with avidity by 
our pleasure-seekers, and not a night has passed in the la.-i two 
weeks that several opera parties have not been seen in the pretty 
ueatre, followed in nearly every instance by the gay opera sup- 
per, « bich proved a charming wind-up to tin- evening's enjoyment. 

On Tuesday evening a very delightful party was given by the Mis- 
ses Taylor on California street. It seemed a pity that the mo 1 
threatening night of the season should have happened to be that 
identical one also, but tin' state oi gloom outside had, apparently, 
tittle effect upon their friends, who eagerly responded to their invita- 
tions. Tim long canvas awning stretched from door sill to roadway, 
effectually shielded arriving guests from all contact with the ele- 
ments ami inside the house was all warmth, brilliancy and pretty ef- 
fect, the beautiful flowers used in decoration blending most harmo- 
niously with the colors of the costumes worn by tin- ladies, and the 
music ami supper were all that could lie desired. 1 must say that the 
exit was not so pleasant as the entrance, for the worst storm of the 
-1 'a -on was raging in all it- fury when tin- time came for leave taking, 
ami more than one amusing incident occurred during the transit from 
house to carriage. About one hundred and twenty-five guests were 

present, and many of the toilettes were very effective. The Misses 
Taylor ami their mother looked particularly well. 

Mrs. Parrott's Thursday evening's are growing in size as the sea- 
sou advances, and are proving very pleasant little gatherings. She 
lias chosen ibis styleof entertaining in the Winter, and in place of 
one large ball, where the number who really enjoy themselves are 
decidedly in the minority, gives these weekly receptions. A little 
music, a' little dancing, and a good deal of talk, followed by a hand- 
some supper, and as a result after an evening of enjoyment to all. 
her guests depart pleased, not only with their hostess, but with them- 
selves, ft is. however, quite probable that one large party will he 
given by Mrs. Parrott before the season ends; so there is that much 
ahead to hope for. 

The musical taste of our citizens must he insatiable, for it is quite 
wonderful hoVt everything in thai line is patronized. The concerts of 
the week have been well attended, and the Abbott series of operatic 

performances are marvels of success. To lie sure, in the latter case 
the audiences are largely made up of those who do not actually know 

what else to do witli themselves, and go as much to see each other as 
to hear the music as it is interpreted by that most versatile of prima 
donnas. < H the concerts this week two will be given to-morrow night 
— Henry Ileyman's third musical recital, at Pioneer Hall, which 
promises to'be one of the treats- of Ids series; and the third of the 
Beethoven Quintette Club series at Irving Hall will also, it is said, be 
well worth listening to. 

Friday, it seems, is to be the popular evening tins week again, for 
in addition to the two concerts the Olympic Club give their regular 
athletic exhibition, to lie followed by dancing, and the usual German 
will he danced at IVnai K'rith Hall. Favors having been, contrary 
to custom, given at the last one, the young ladies Ot the club are, I 
hear, busily engaged in preparing even prettier ones fur the next, 
and curiosity is on the stretch as to the result of their labors. 

Miss Lizzie Crocker's and .lodge Van Fleet's wedding has been the 
chief one of the week, though it was entirely a home and family 
affair. The next one of interest will probably be the marriage of Miss 
Mamie Fay to Mr. Edward Montealegre on the 31st, a large reception 
to follow the ceremony. 

• Contrary to expectation, Ban Francisco was better represented at 
the inaugural ball in Saeramento, last Monday night, by the male el- 
ement than by the ladies, but few of them venturing so far after all 
their talk on the subject. Those who did, report a handsome ball 
and a very pleasant time generally. 

It seems that charitable affairs and entertainments have not even 
yet quite run their course, another society theatrical performance 



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F the audience lmw no righl which il Is bound to respect ir 
ittraciive, and h... nmefl a uuisaix ewhich una 
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dailies} elllsh. \i iho Baldwin, lasl M lay evening, 

nl oi the otherwise i> 1 opera was, too large 1 

uyed b\ the incessant clutti 
swell society (I!) theatre p rtj The attempts ul uieetiouiness and 

II *e attempts to keep time with the music ol the opera, thoi 
usted that porti the audienci who were unfortunate 

a to be so situated as to be unable to avoid hearine what was 
going on in the boxes, to the exclusion of what waa tal 
the stage. The management would do well to prevent another repe- 
tition oi this annoyance, us it is not the first time that the same partj 
has conspicuously misbehaved 1; 

While congratulating Mrs. Hears) on the success of her husband's 
Senatorial desires, one cannot fee] altogether glad, as it will have the 

effect oi depriving us of her society for numerous winters toe >. 

We must, therefore, only make the most of her when she pays tin the 
summer visits whirl, .],,. promises to do yearly, without fail. She 
has [.receded Senator Hearst Bast, having left here several dai 
Mrs. llaiiehetie and Miss Jenny have also gone, as well as Mr. Fred 
Castle and Miss Eva, who will be absent for s week 

Sam Ralston has returned from his peregrination in the land of the 
Czar; Miss May Scott from her viRil East, recalled bj the sad news 
of the Doctor's death. Mrs. and Miss Cheeseman, Mrs. Decker and 
Miss Alice are also among the arrivals of the week, after st charm- 
ing visits across the plains and beyond, and Mrs. Dr. Sawyer is also 
back again from a long visit to Europe. ' Pblix. 

REV. MR. LINES' WEDDING. 
New York, January 13. 1 887.— Yesterday evening the Rev. Mr. 
Samuel Gregory Lines, formerly Rector of St. Luke'-, Church.San 
Francisco, was married at the Church of the Redeemer, Park ave- 
nue and Eighty -second street 1 of which be is Associate Rector), to 

Miss Emily Lee Bl'Ut'e, the only child of Mr. and Mr-. Robert M. 

Bruce. The marriage was quite an elaborate social event. Theor- 
nate Christmas decorations of the church were supplemented with 
handsome Horal designs, and the entire chancel was tilled with tronii 
c-il plants. The effect of all these auxiliaries was hightened by the 

richly embroidered while .-ilk dorsel and altar hanging and many 

lighted taper-. There were no bridesmaids, but Mr. W. M. Crane 
acted a- best man. The following gentlemen acted as -ushers : Messrs. 

.1 . Eugene Lrowning. of New York; Louis de Sibourg, of Washing 

ton. ]i. r. ; Howard Beck, of New York; Harry Brooks, of San Fran- 
cisco; Charles Benedict, of Riverside, Southern California, and Mr. 
Charles Kirby, of New York. There was a full choral Bervice, special 
music for 1 he occasion having been composed by the organist of the 
Church, Mr. N. R. Ward. The bride looked very handsome in a 
dress of while satin, with long court train, the front and Corsage be 
ing embroidered in pearl- and trimmed with duchess lace. She also 
wore diamond ornaments and a veil of point, lace. The sacred edifice 

was crowded, there being present, the prominent parishioners of the 

Church, a large number of California friends of the groom , unite a 

crowd of clergymen, the young lady's friends, etc. A reception fol- 
lowed, al lie- residence of the bride's parents, East Sixty-second 
street, which was attended by several hundred guests, among them 
being the following Califormans: Mr. U.S. Crooks and family, Mr. 
.1. H. Benedicl and family. Mr. c. W. Whitney and family, Mrs. W. 
II. ij-nt and Miss Lent, Mrs. Chas. Crocker, Miss iLmie Crocker 

and her future husband, Mr. C. L.Alexander. Tin- wedding pres- 
ent were both numerous and eleganl , and during the reception con- 
gratulatory letter- and telegram- came pouring in. After ihe honey- 
moon the young couple will reside at No. it East Eighty-third street, 

Which hi iuse, by the way, was one of the we-lding presents, w. n. s. 







W. 8. Chapimt;;. 123 California Circe!, Sole Agent for Pacific Coast 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 22, 1887. 



SUNRISE. 
Silence profound; then faintly A gleam of polished silver 
Low throbbings in the air, 
A presence holy, saintly, 
Hushed voices orea thing prayer. 

A wavering light uncertain, 

A soft plow spreading wide, 
A dusky, somber curtain 
Drawn silcntlv aside. 
Pale rays of rare completeness 
Far down the sky's dim lawn, 
A sudden burst of rapture 
Prom bird-throats swelling long 
Which echo elves recapture, 
And flood the earth with song. 
A richer color showing 
A Hush across the gray, 
A deeper carmine glowing, 

Night shadows rolled away. 



A e;Iow of burnished gold, 
A Liquid mass of splendor, 
A glory manifold. 
A royal car suspended, 

Hung swaying in [he blue, 
'Die grand coronation's ended, 
And rose tints lade from view. 
* * * * 

Oh, human heart, grown tender 
With thought beyond all speech, 
This sunrise scene of splendor 
Nm human art can reach : 
Revives hope's blessed story, 
Bids faith ascend on high 
And view eternal glory, 
Where rose tints never die. 

— Base II. Thorpe, Brook. Mag. 



THE DEMON'S STRATAGEM. 
A pious bishop was devoted to his patron saint, St. Andrew, and 
lived an exemplary life. A demon, who was struck with his virtue, 
longed to test it. Taking the shape of a youngwoman of rare beauty, 
he appeared, dressed as a pilgrim, at the bishop's door. She asked 
permission to confess her faults to the bishop, who answered that 
the young Woman could talk with his penitentiary, who had all his 
powers. But she replied that, for particular reasons, she could only 
open to the bishop the secrets of her conscience. The bishop was 
Obliged to receive her, and the lovely woman was brought into his 
presence. 

■• sir," s;iid she, modestly advancing, "deign to receive with com- 

Eassion an unfortunate girl, who comes Lo you from ;( great distance, 
rought by the fame of your sanctity. Young as I am, the issue of 
royal blood, delicately reared, I have come here in a pilgrim's habit, 
hoping to rind refuge in your protection. My lather is a powerful 
king, who has promised me in marriage to a prince. I could not 
consent to such a union, since 1 am consecrated to Jesus Christ. I 
said the proposition only inspired me with horror. Then they shut 
me up to force me to yield. I secretly ran away. 1 only wish to live 
in retirement to await the delights of heaven, tar from the storms of 
the world." 

The prelate was full of admiration for such a beautiful person, such 
piety, such strength of soul, such pleasing language, and he answered : 

" Live hen.', my daughter, in security and hope. lie, for the love of 
whom you have scorned [he splendor- and vanities of [he world, will 
give you His consolations. While I have suitable rooms prepared for 
you, you must share in our repast served at this hour." 

■• My father.'' responded the penitent girl, " I dare not accept your 
invitation. It would make scandal to have your holiness seen at table 
with me alone, and I would not, for anything in the world, injure 
your reputation." 

She played her part well. The delighted bishop said : "We shall 
not be alone at table, my Child ; that is what allowed me to invite 
you." 

At this moment the guests entered ; they were all venerable priests. 
They sat down at the table; the beautiful pilgrim was placed Oppo- 
site the prelate. They were all charmed with her noble air, her spirit 
and grace. But all the time she was simulating great piety she was 
Sashing penetrating glances, that began to stir their hearts. She 
already understood,' from the way the good prelate gazed at her, that 

she had succeeded in agitating him. when there came a loud knock- 
ing at the dour. A servant announced that a stranger wished to ap- 
pear before the prelate. The priests, wishing to do honor to their 
princess, asked her if she felt willing to admit, in such high company. 
the person believed by the servant to be a pilgrim. As the prelate 

showed that he approved of this deference to the wishes of his fair 
Visitor, she graciously replied: 

" Let us ask him an enigma. If lie can solve it we will allow him 
to come in." 

She said we because she felt the progress she had made. The idea 
struck them as a happy one, and the beautiful woman who showed 
so much wit was begged to ask the question which the pilgrim would 
be required to answer. She immediately turned to the servant with 
a In nrvoirn i smile, completely dazzling him : 

"Ask the stranger," said she, " what is the most admirable of the 
works of God in the smallest space? " 

The stranger sent back the answer: " The variety and excellence 
of the face of man. Among so many millions of creatures who have 
appeared and who will appear upon earth, there never have been and 
never will be found two which are entirely similar. In the very 
smallest face God has placed the expression of all the senses." 

" That is a good answer." said the fair pilgrim. "'Ask that man a 

second question— a harder one. Ask him where the earth is higher 

than the heavens? " 

The stranger returned the message that the highest spot is where 
is found the divine body of our Lord, Jesus Christ, which reaches 

from earth to the highest heaven." 

This second solution was much admired, and by the advice of the 

princess they asked the wise unknown a Mill more puzzling riddle : 
" \\ hat is the distance from earth to heaven V " 

The pilgrim replied: "Ask the woman win. suggested that question 
to answer ii herself, she ran do it; -be went thai distance when -he 
was cast from heaven into hell " 

At these words, which fell like a thunder-holt from the messenger's 

lip-, the lady, who was only a demon, immediately disappeared. 

The good bishop, horrified, rushed to the door to receive the 
stranger, but found no one there. The following night be learned 
by a revelation, that it was bis dear patron, St. Andrew. He re- 
doubled Ins zeal lor him, and assembling his people in tin- church, he 
related all this adventure to the crowd of the faithful, who returned 
thanks to God and to His sain is, 

—Translated from 'he French by K. F, Dawson. 



The movement, .initiate! by Befior I. fjOpez-Lapiuya of Madrid, 
for a return of the Jews to Spain, is beginning to form definite shape. 
The i 'erele Israelite Espag?wl has been founded to promote the project. 
and the organizing Committee has decided to confer the honorary 
presidentship on Mr. H. Guedalla. The services rendered by Mr. 
Guedalla to this cause fully merit the honor which it is intended to be- 
stow upon him. Public opinion in Spain will, of course, have to be 
aroused in favor of the scheme, and the utmost discretion will have 
to be exercised by its promotes in order that the country may not be 
inundated by a large number of Jews who, though they would make 
respectable citizens, are not possessed of means which will enable 
them to benefit the land of their udoption. The Jews in Boumania. 

m g whom there is a considerable proportion of Sephardim, should 

particularly he warned against attempting at present to encourage 
emigration to Spain. —Jewish Chronicle. 

A correspondent of the "News Letter," writing from Mare Island, 
states that there are at least one thousand Chinamen employed in 
the United States Navy, which fact, in view of the hostility to the 
Mongolian race, exhibited in the legislation of the American Con- 
gress, he thinks is a curious anomaly. His statement is certainly de- 
serving of the attention of the Naval 1 >epartment. 

The tactics which are employed by some business men. in order to gain 
an advantage over those who are competing with them tn commerce, are 
Seneath contempt. As an illustration o( what is meant, the ease of the 
btandard Coal Oil Company's underhand attack upon Mr. Irvine Graham's 
business mas he mentioned. Mr. Graham, whose warehouse is ou the 
corner of Filth, Berry and Channel streets, has been engaged in this busi- 
ness for some nineteen years past, and lias not the slightest intention of re- 
liriiiL' from it; yet, in I Iu- face of thi.s fact, the drivers of the Standard Co. 
have for some Tittle time past been industriously circulating the report that 
he was about to give up business. Ttie obvious object of this is, of course, 
tn break up Mr. Graham's nourishing connection. Such doings are uot 
honest. 

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This sieutieman's reputation as a photographic artist is as wide as civiliza- 
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Mkssrs. g. t. Marsh & Co.'s Japanese Art Repository, No. 625 Market 
street, is literally crammed with beautiful and unique goods. They should 
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' 'w n> no bound. 
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Win ['•in Vr arc Time ami hcxos, 

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Task ftbborrent! 

Bciwl the elements at pit 

Korea tin- earth disgorge In r treasure 

Chain the torrcnl ! 

1 mold passions. Passions ever 

U'tlons move . 

Mine their glory then- t<> soften 

Adamantiue luws men often 

Die for i."Y' ' 

Vft 1 grieve. OH Gold mine empire 

l>ures ■ 
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1 1' they fall, al their sepulture 

Love will die! 
too, January !*•_', 1887. Douoi ■ Adam. 

PITY THE POOR HISTORIAN. 

That ingenloso hidalgo, Don Hubert II. Bancroft, the historian of 
the Pacirlc Coast, the Protean penman, i- now before the public in a 
new guise. Assemblyman Young, of Sacramento, has introduced a 
hill iii the Legislature ' to enlarge the State Library by adding there- 
irary "i the Pacific Coast, appropriating (250,000 for the pur- 
chase of the whole Bancroft Historical Library/ 1 The ingenuity and 
cold I'll -ini'-- capacity which enabled the "Historian" to buy a library 
for uses as practical as those that prompl the purchase of a pairof 

1 i- : to maintain a staff ol "scholarly, accomplished secretaries," 

whose brains should supply the vacuum <<i his own proper intellect 
at sjihirirs ranging from $1" hi $20 per week ; to criticise his own pur- 
chased history in the local dailies, paying for the same at (advanced) 
advertising rati--; such qualities should indeed enable him to scoop 
in a paltry appropriation 1 How otherwise, in fact, could he recoup 
himself for the money paid in salaries, etc., during these years, not 
having been enabled to employ convicl labor? 

To quote from a press notice (written by a member of the History 
staiVc •Tin- labor may well be called heroic, but the scholar will 

ajjrrr that the li ve-ycars' work of twenty intelligent men, at a COSt of 

thirty thousand dollars, was well spent." Well spent! We should 

smile. Why, it averages $300 a year each, or rather less than a dollar 

ner working day ! But those were only engaged on indexingUnd such 

like literary drudgery. Between them and the high panjandrums, 

- ' n $20 per weeK as finished historians, "was a great gulf fixed, 

Ami now the History, that magnum <>!»<*. i* completed. The last 
volume is about ready for delivery. The -■"<' is reached, so now the 
means -hall be sacrificed— for a trilling; quarter of a million ! There is 
nothing mean about the princely Historian, whose works, in his own 
(employees) wonls, ■■ at once took place as standard authorities with 
such scholars a- Herberl Spencer, Lecky, Carlyle.and Draper." His 

Library . which he has, lime ami again, appraised in the public prints 

at $500,000, shall now he sacrificed to his admiring country at 50 per 
bent, off for cash ! 

It will next, he in order for him to trade off his Charming and pic- 
turesque Library building to the city ami county authorities to serve 
as a sort of understudy to the county jail. And what will he do 
with the money? Perchance pension the men who have grown gray 
in his service; the journeymen whose lingers have grown calloused 
pen-driving, whose eyes are dim with reading proof! Let them not 

CO to | he Alms ll.n isc. en route lor tin- Potter's Field, with the "His- 
tory of the Pacific Coast " on their consciences. 

But slay, -the money may he applied in a different manner. In a 
recent horse sale at the Hay District Track we saw a horse called Al- 
bert knocked down to a 'certain H. H. Bancroft for $750. Now, a 
quarter of a million would lay the foundation of a very respectable 
racing stable. Is the Historian about to develop into Dhe Sport? 



Dr. Frazer's electrical process lor ripening wines is growing in 
favor among all intelligent and progressive viticulturalists. At first 

it had to encounter a prejudice which almost amounted to supersti- 
tion. Men shook their heads, looked as wise as owls, and said that 
the flavor of wine, after being subjected to the electrical current. 
! would not be equal to that of wine cured by the lapse of time. To 
the simple question " why," however, they bad no answer. Their 

Objection to the new system was not founded upon the dictates of 

science, nor yet upon practical experience. It was founded upon ig- 
norance, pure and simple. Now that the electrical processhasae n- 

strated its capacity to improve rather than injure the flavor of wines, 

this prejudice has of course given way. 

Tu i: result of i lie half-yearly graduating examination of the students at 
Heald's Business College, which was held in December last, has just been 
announced. The listof thesuceessfuleandidatescontalnsthenamesof about 
one hundred young ladies and gentlemen who hail from all over the Pacific 

Const and the Pacific Islands. Indeed the vast area of territory represented 
in the addresses of the graduates shows how \\ ide-sproad is the reputation 
of this superbly equipped educational establish me at. Business men. win. 
desire to obtain the assistance of well-trained employees, should obtain a list 
of these graduates from the college. 

Mrs. Jolta MeIjVille-Snydeb, No. r:-^ McAllister street, continues to re- 
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or concert stage in the modern and natural school of acting, and those who 
havebeen instructed by her have invariably been successful. Reduced 

terms to gentlemen. Dramatic class lessons every Wednesday, $5 per 
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The way of the transgressor is hard— because many feet have trodden it. 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan 22, 1887. 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 

* We Obey no Wand but Pleasure's" Tom 



Notwithstanding the radicalism of the age, there still exists around 
the potentates ami dignitaries of the world a certain nimbus. The 
iconoclastic tendencies of human thought, the growing irreverence 
for all persons and things in authority, nave not as yet dissipnted the 
romantic atmosphere in which lives a Queen or an Emperor. The il- 
lusionary opinions which are -till entertained as to the different 
phases of their existence, by the world at large, seem to withstand 
the, operations of common-sense. Nothing so surprises the average 
mind us the discovery through the medium of a memoirist's pen, 
that such and such a King described en robe <i< chambre, is siiuply a 
man like any other, with all a man's foibles. It is almost an axiom 

that illusion is < of the strongest foundationsof a monarchical form 

of government. Without it, respect for tin.- monarch and belief in 
hereditary rights are impossible. VVith the peculiar aspect which 
royal personages present to the public mind, it is always a difficult 
and delicate matter to place them on the stage. In literature or 
art they can be represented without a loss, of the qualities ascribed to 
them by almost everyone. A writer can describe them, and an ar- 
tist paint them on the pedestal they occupy. But the dramatist, un- 
less be places them in the more serious forms of stage writings, in a 
tragedy in blank verse, or in the libretto of a grand opera with the 

added sublimity of a great composer's genius, attempts an a) st 

impossible task, if he strives to preserve for his royal personage the 
dignity with which he is popularly clot lied, through the disillusionment 
of comedy or melodrama. ITor the stage, although based upon the 
workings of illusion and imagination plays havoc with both. With 
actors, it is the few who assimilate themselves t" the characters they 
represent, the many merge the individualities of their parts in their 
own. When to this is added the leveling result of a use of colloquial 
language, there can remain nothing of ideal character. The dra- 
matists of France, with their keen sense of artistic propriety, have 
appreciated all this, and in their dramas and comedies, whicli treat 
hi purely worldly themes in colloquial form, have rarely placed in 
prominence such distinctive public characters as are endowed by the 
publii with more than natural attributes. 

The dramatist to whom we owe Zitka v?&s lacking in this artistic 
sense when he made the Czar of Russia the Dens ex ftfachina of a 
relatively vulgar story, based upon a rase of brutal rape. Henry 
Greville*s tragic tale, which has furnished the dramatist with the 
foundation for bis j < I . i > . is, like every thing which has emanated from 
the pen of the delightful lady writer who has adopted that nom de 
plume, a most artistic bit of writing. It is not only a thrilling story; 
it i- also a deep study of both the psychological and physiological in 
human nature, ft is human, tor the problem the tale presents is 
solved with congruity to human nature. The relations of the differ- 
ent characters.high and low, preserve the fidelity of such possible 
relations in the country in which the events are supposed to lake place. 
The dramatist ha-- eliminated from bis play all suggestion of the 
thoughtful phase ot the story, and for it lie has substituted melo- 
dramatic action. He has spoilt the story as such, but he has built tip 
a very strong melodrama, the faults of which are those to be found 
in in i mtlodi tinas. Th: pUr* is i airerneh inartistic but it ig in- 
teresting. The character of the Czar, the part be takes in the action, 
the lines he has to speak, make up what is the cardinal fault of the 
1 I ''. Ilis i i ..Mi Mrriiie ii'. n.-.TUitv The revulsion Of f'-Llnn; 

winch tinns Zitka from a victim, seeking for vengeance, to a devoted, 
loving wife, is the result of certain mental forces, the workings of 
which the storj exhibits to us. But in the play all that is left to the 
imagination, and there is a consequent incoherence "f plot, which is 
another fault. Book and play are both open to the objection that 
the basis of the play is a beastlv outrage, and in the play the fact is 
declared and alluded {•> with too much candor of detail. The exceed- 
ing plainness of these allusions area striking commentary upon the 
liberality of our moral views ; the public is lenient in its censorship. 
But if the play is not subtle in motif, nor of high order in literary 
construction, fur the dialogue is common-place, it is, to repeat, inter- 
esting let to the mind, but to the senses. Its imputed melo- 
dramatic features— the Nihilistic incidents— endow ii with a lively 
and thrilling spirit. The performance of this play would gain if it 
were in thebaic!- ol a competent company. When producedinNew 
"V ork, there were first-class actors and actresses in the east. Such is 
nut thecasehere. The Pierre Petrosky of Mr. Gustavns Levick was 

:l - I example of the actor's spirited but stage} method. MissJbsie 

Batchelder is an experienced actress. She has all the tricks of stage 
businessat her command; but sh#is lack in expressiveness. There 
is nu contrasi between the Zitka of. the first act ami that of the last. 
There is nothing but the action of the play to show the wonderful 

change that has come uvcr the woman. It is not even suggested bv 

her speech or manner. The terrible ordeal which makes a w anof 

Zitka is not progressively illustrated by Miss Josie Batchelder. In 
the very first scene she is a- much the 'mature and dignified woman 
of the world as -he i- at the end of the play. Mr. .1. I',. Browne 
speaks the lines of the Czur in good measure, and his bearing isdigni- 
ued, but he can not and dues u0 t raise the character above the com- 

monplace. I >] il thers in the east it is best to be silent. 

* * * * 

Emma Abbott is mi generis. In a certain sense she is a phenome- 
non. She is a typical American product. Her success has been at- 
tained by purely American methods. She owes it to hard work, per- 
severance and business shrewdness. Capacity and qualification have 

baa nothing to do with it. Some i has said truly and wittily that 

"she is to artists, whal the wooden nutmeg is to the genuine article!" 
I he application ol purely business principles to art has been in this 
case successful, but when we, in America, have attained the degree 
of S I taste which we -are so rapidly approaching, such an occur- 
rence will be impossible. At the same tune it must benotedthat 
Emma Abbott has striven to improve her naturally small resources 
Her pluck and enrrux have surmounted many difficulties which 
would have turned others away. She has studied hard, and has cor- 



rected many of the faults that marred her vocalization in the past. 
Her siii,L r in.Li; to-day is curiously uneven. She sin^s, for instance, Ah ! 
ForseLuiixi Traviato and 'Damov sule' alt roseem Trovatore admira- 
bly, in good voice, well-phrased, dramatically and conscientiously. 
And again other arias in the same operas are sung with absurd em- 
phasis, faulty phrasing and uncertain intonation. The great trouble 
with Abbott is that she lacks an artistic conscience. She takes the 
most objectionable liberties with the works of every composer who 
furnishes a number to her repertoire. 

***** 

The performances of Lucrezia Borgia and H Trovatore had genuine 

merit. That is, all things considered. Montegriffb was a verj fair 
Manrieo, Fruette was satisfactory as \Y\ Luna, and Annandale, with 
her heavy dramatic contralto, was a remarkable Azucena. But this 
company lias also attempted the Mikado, and the performance is 
one which cannot, from any possible point of view, be considered seri- 
ously. It is a very amusing performance, mirth-provoking from 
beginning to end, thanks to the comicalities of Walter Allen, whose 
Ko-Ko is irresistibly funny, but it is not Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado. 
At best, it is but a burlesque of it. The Sullivan orchestration is 
wanting, the Gilbertian libretto is outraged, and the genuine spirit 
of the operetta is perverted. The liberties that are taken with this 
work by this company fall fur severe censure, which should not be 
withheld for any cause whatever. Not only is the tempo of several 
numbers changed so that, for instance, the madrigal is no longer a 
madrigal, but the very melody is altered, to wit, in" Pitti-Sing's verse 
descriptive of the imaginary execution. Emma Abbott substitutes 
the Swallow song for the second verse of "The Moon and 1," the 
first verse of which she butchers by the addition of an absurdly in- 
congruous cadenza, and indulges in other similar improvements ( ?) 
To Gilbert's clever lines are added throughout the two acts slang 
gags without number. The costumes and make-ups of all concerned 
—Kate Greenaways and high-heeled French slippers for the women 
and mustaches for the men— are anything but Japanese. In fact 
there is nothing, nothing, nothing suggestive of the true spirit of the 
celebrated Japanese operetti, Broderick's Pooh-Bah alone lias the 
true character. Annandale sings the music of Katisha well enough, 
but she is the daughter-in-law elect Gilbert conceived. 1'ruette's 
pleasant voice is not heard to advantage in the Mikado's song, the tem- 
po oE which is absurdly hurried. Montegriffb 's voice is more than equal 
to the re ui emeots of Nanu-Poo's music, but he does not even bur- 
lesque the wandering minstrel. To repeat, Allen is extremely comi- 
cal as Ko-Ko, and proves himself to be a remarkable comedian, but 
this laughable imporsouation can not and does not palliate the offense 
of such an attempt to represent such a standard work of its kind as 
The Mikado of CJUbert and Sullivan. 

***** 
The fun of Little Jack Sheppard is not exhausted by one visit to the 
Alcazar. Hence, good houses. 

***** 

The new programme of the Tivoli has been well received. 

* ■>:• * * * 

Henry Heyman's third concert will be commented upon next week. 
* # * * * 

It is a pity that the organ concerts of Mr. H. J. Stewart, organist of 
Trinity Church, which take place at Metropolitan Temple every Wed- 
nesday evening, are not better patronized. Mr. Stewart is an' organ- 
ist such as, with the exception of J. P. Morgan, San Francisco has as 
yet never had, as a resident. He is a master of that greatest of all in-' 
strumeiits. His technique is remarkable — his pedal playing being 
faultless. These concerts will be alluded to again at greater length. 
***** 

Everyone is on the tiptoe of expectation for the Patti concerts of 
next week. To again hear La Divais cause enough for all the excite- 
ment. The preliminary arrangements have been admirably man- 
aged, ami with unrutlled temper and satisfied feelings our public is 
preparing the warm welcome due the great singer. " Beau> LEBC. 



GRAND OPERA HOUSE. 



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Mr. Henry E. Abbey very respectfully announces the appearancr in 

Sau Francisco of 

ZMI IMI IE. J^IDIEXjIIEsr^ IF.A.TTX 

In Fouu Grand Operatic Concerts, with the following Distinguished 
Artists: Mine. Sofia Scalchi, prima donna contralto: Sig, Albert Guille, 
tenor; Si- Autouio Galassi, baritone; Sig. Franco Novara, basi-u, and Sig. 
Luigi Arditi, Conductor, 

At each performance Mine. Patti and the above artists will appear in a 
Grand Concert Irogramrae, consisting of famous selections, and in addition : 

mi Monday Evening, January 24th, in second act of the opera (iu cos- 
tume) of Semiramide. 

Ou Thursday Evening, January 27th, in the third act of the opera (in 
costume) of (Garden Scene) Faust. 

Ou Tuesday Evening February 1st, in second act of the opera »in cos- 
tume) of Martha. 

And on Thursday Evening, February 3d, iu the second act of the opera 
(in costume) <>f Linda di Chamounix. 

With all the accessories of Costumes and a Grand Orchestra of Fifty Se- 
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PRICES— $2, ?::. *5, si;. Boxes— $71), $(50, ?a0, $25. Seats now on sale at 
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Steiuway it Son's Celebrated Piano Used. 

Jan. 2-2.1 MARCUS R. MAYER, Acting Manager. 

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Jan, 22 1887 



CALIF0RN1 \ ADVERTISE I: 



SPORTING. 



Local i li"l-!inj ii i de nan) 

two weeks, flu appearance >>i Thnniu* Stevens in San 1; 

liia marvelous trip around the world, In- aroused ;i natural and 
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round •■! pleasant festivities bns heen the result. On liih Inst., :it 
Prank's restaurant, a banquel was pivci l»y several prominent mem- 

the Ban Francisco Bicycle Club and the Ulynipit 
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Olympic Club, wna in the chair and Ihc • testa of the ovt 
his right. The toasts were all disposed ol in that rapid order which 
utural to athletes who Jndgc ever) event stop watch in hand. 
When the formal business was got throii :h, tinder the i I 
bon "i thai able toast master, W. V. Brown, who is a most expe- 
rienced starter, the hours slippt ' ' ■ ongs, stories nnd ex- 
tempore speeches, Messrs. Hone, Pall, Greene and others doini 

lebind the fori 
orator of them all. The hero ol manj trn 

ventures, and told some side-splittii hi 

ments in the pantomime language ol which he knows sixty-oni 

ferenl dialects. Last Sunday the « heelmen of tin- State w i i 

vited to take a ride with Mr. Stevens to Hay wards. The trj stingnlace 
was in Oakland, and Boon after o'clock about 150 riders assembled. 
The clubs represented were the San Francisco, Bay City, Oakland 
>1< rs, Alameda 'Cyclers-aboul 100 strong; the rest were made up 
hi unattached riders. A parade was made through the principal 
of Oakland, imn made a very brilliant spectacle. They 

were watched and admired by thousands. When the County Road 
tched Mr. Stevens was placed at the head of the column, and 
hesel the pace for the runout to Hay wards, and by his side rode 
l the L. A. W. The pace was a corker, and the 

splendid column, 150 strong, soon became disorganized. Headers 
were Frequent, owing to traveling over some newly.-made road. 
Within Jin hour the line was a mere straggling thread, broken at 
every few vards, only about thirty of the strongest riders being able 
to keep within baiting distance of the visitor and his companion, and 
ihcv had to ''all a halt several times to avoid distancing all their com- 
panions. Haywards was reached in due course, and the followers 
feepl dropping in for an hour after the first pair had dismounted. 
When tin- Lost man tumbled off his wheel the bugle sounded for din- 
ner, and the whole company enjoyed h fine collation at Haywards' 
Hotel, a few hours were spent in rambling and riding around the 
picturesque village, and the party returned to Oakland in irregular 
ami go-as-you-please order, many of them thoroughly impressed 
with Mr. Steven's qualities as a road rider. The trip was equally en- 
joyable and successful to all but the tew who met with mishaps in 
breaking their machines.^— The annual dinner of the San Prancisci i 
Cluh was held on Tuesday night, Mr. Stevens being the speeially-in- 
vited guest. Twenty-eight members were present, and they spent a 

most enjoyable evening. Last night a farewell reception was given 

to Mr. Stevens at the rooms of the San Francisco Club. But the de- 
tails cannot find mom in this number. To-day Mr. Stevens .-.tarts 

Mast, and he will be accompanied by a number of wheelmen to Sacra- 
mento, where they will bid him Godspeed to his destination. The 

stay of the bicycle hero of the age in this city has been made thor- 
oughly delightful, and it is pleasant to write that he deserves all the 
honor that has been offered him. There never was a more modest 
and determined man. He has met and overcome difficulties, within 
four years, that surpass the doughty deeds of heroes of romance ten 
[inns over. And he i.s withal as gentle as a well-bred child. 
» * * * * 

There was a gala day at the new grounds of the California Lawn 
Tennis t'lnb lust Saturday. The attendance was thoroughly fashion- 
able, and about as large as the capacity of the grounds could accom- 
modate. The wind during the afternoon was bitterly cold, and the 
ladies found sitting still rather rather dreary, while" the gentlemen 
who were not playing had to wrap their overcoats about them tightly 
to keep from freezing. Play began about two o'clock and was kept 
up throughout the afternoon, but the scores were not kept. Messrs. 
Greenway, Bee, McGavin, Dr. Williams, Tavlor, Coleman, Godley, 
Howard, Kilgariff, Heaver, Girvin, Palache, Hooker and other mem- 
bers took a hand, and Mr. McPherson, of the Lotus Club, San Ralael, 
played in several sets. Two of the ladies took part in both doubles 
ami singles, Mrs. Sherwood and Miss Harrison both playing effect- 
ively. One of the best sets of doubles played was when McGavin 
and Taylor were on one side of the net and McPherson and Godley on 
the other. McGavin and Taylor won by G to 4. The courts were in 
splendid order and played 'beautifully, every ball rising with un- 
failing accuracy. The showers which had fallen in the morning left 
not the slightest trace of dampness anywhere. Both visitors and 
members were equally delighted with the beautiful appearance of the 
courts. 

* * * * # 

The rainstorm with which the week opened is, of course, a blessing 
to both City and country. The showers that fell gladdened the hearts 
ol' sportsmen of all classes. Hunters who could get away hastened 
to the marshes, for the wind would drive the ducks to the tides. 
Quail always lie better after a few showers. Anglers hope for full 
.streams and a better stock of trout for next season. The football 
men can anticipate matches played on good ground with the smallest 
risk of accident. So that the blessed rain has worked marvels in 
lightening heavy hearts which sometimes invade the breasts of the 
most genial of sportsmen. 

* * # # # 

There will be a series of coursing matches at Newark Park to-mor- 
row. The competing dogs are Maid of Erin and Slv Girl, Mazeppa 
and Sleepy Dick, Spot and Byron. The latter for $100 aside, other 
matches will till up the day's amusement, which offers the prospect 

of excellent sport. The Pacific Coast Club ha.s fixed the day for its 

spring meeting for 9th and 10th March, and, as usual, the courses will 



lie run 

Ute principal 



■ 



omplete wip ■ In ( . .. (,ii r 

■ 

'lid luce ha- fallen ,,t» h 

urday the I, 

■ ii,. pio 



Hal In 



dip and thigh, tin 

li'd i- lb..! the lioilli 

lies than win n ihcj meet each other. ?\u 

tinsl the llavcrh - wa* far liner 
the Loui.tvilh 
1 when meeting their xup 

tey must bi 

A CINCH MEAsr;. 

man W. a. B i to the 1 

measure which proli ■■ 

its cusl -i 

the owner or uccupan 
This is. unfortunately 

taud-ainwlcli ■ Phe pi 

measure is absurdly unjust , an I mu 
minded man U 
to 
am! undertaking to supply 

posil is in pari a -mini \ ■ 

a scrllMl : fOl the I' ■ ■ llll Ill ,..■..,,. 

able mes ui II protection on til ipany. < las 

com pan es do mu can not | a rtj thing ol the B 

cial responsibility ol two-third eople with 

consequently they e» | of the bill. 

But, under the proposed legislation, it would be immaterial win In 
the company knew anything of the n pon Ibilitj ol the proposed 
customer or not. He might be the most accomplished beat in the 
country, and yet, upon application, the company would be bound to 
extend en 'Mil to him, 03 sufier a pen alt j ol $500. It would be as I tir 
and as reasonable to com pi I the ■ - tn i gro< ■ i j man to give credit to 
every new family which settled within his neighborhood Mr. Brown's 
bill is, on its face, a come-and-see-me bill. 



Messrs. B. Nathan ifeco., I2f>, l^uud 180 Sutter street, announce I 

order to clear out the stock in their show and art rooms and upper u -s, 

they will, for two weeks from next Monday, sell all g I- al the following 

discount from regular prices: I ei rn Cotts aud Parian Ornaments, 88Va per 
cent. ; Diuaer aud Tea services, and appropriate ornaments, '30 per cent.; 
Ornaments in bronze aud Italian marble (including 15 per cent. ; 

Vases, Statuary, etc., 20 per cent.; Table Chinaware and Porcelain, 15 per 

cent.; Crystal Glassware, 10 per cent. Vienna Bent fl I Furniture, 25 per 

cent, ; Slightly Damaged Ornaments, from 50 to 75 per cent It should be 
borne in mind, too, that this i- nol a sale ol odds aud ends, old style stock 
aud shop worn goods. Ji Is the entire stock ol (lie firm amounting to over 
$100,000 worth. 



BALDWIN THEATRE-ABBOTT. 

Al. Haymah . Manager 

LAST NIGHT OF THE BRILLIANT ENGAGEMENT OF THE 

EMMA .A. IB IB O T T 

NEW GRAND OPERA COMPANY— Abbott. ■■■ landale, Coroni, Bertiui, 

Mortimer, Fricke, Michelena, Montegriffo, Pruetle, 

Broderick, Allen, Delano and roma it. 

Choice Seats now ou Sale for the FAREWELL Perfoi maaces of the Abbot! 



Opera Season. Saturday Mati >— Abbott's Last Matinee — Emma Abbott 

in Her Charming Role, MAKTII \ I Abbott's Last Rose of Summer. Ah 
butt ami Entire Co. m Saturday Matinee. 
Saturday Night— ABBOTT'S Farewell — GRAND TRIPLE BILL— The 
Entire Charming Opera, 

BOHEMIAN G-XIR-Xj! 

WithEmma Abbott as A blink— Also, < eleb rated Lullaby Sc ae From Erju 

hie!— Emma Abbotl in Popular Ballads, and'Overture from Sbuirauide. 

NEXT ATTRACTION .. Monday, January 31st CLARA MORRIS. 

[Jan. 22.] 



ALCAZAR THEATRE — OFarrell Street, Near Stockton. 

Wallbnbod, Osboubne & Stock w ell, Managers— Geo. Wallknrod, Lessee 

"I Must, HaveaCooler." Greal Success. Houses Crowded, To-Nighl and 
Saturday Matinee, Elaborate Burlesque Production of 
ILITTILLIE CTJ^CIBC SHEPPABD! 
New ami Elegant Costumes— Handsome Stage Settings— New Songs, Cho- 
ruses aud Dances. CHARLIE REED, ALICE n IRRISON and Osbourne <t 
Stockwell's Alcazar Co. in the cast Charlib Kibd In his latest song,"] 
haven't for a long time now." (jSF- Popular Prices— 25, 50 and 75 cenl . 
NEXT— Monday, Jauuarj 24th, L'HE TOURISTS. CHARLIE REED and 
alioe HARRISON in the cast f Jan. 22. 

TIVOLI OPERA HOUSE — Eddy Street, Near Market. 

k>.run<; Bros Sole Proprietors and Managers 

EVERY EVENING THIS WEEK ENORMOU8 DOUBLE HILL! 

HEMESIS! 

The very Amusing Mimical Extravaganza, pr led by THE QOOSE WITH 

THE GOLDEN EGG. the Funniest of AIM 

FULL STRENGTH OP COMPANY— GRAND CHOItUN AND ORCHESTR \. 



Our Popular Prices 



[Jan. 22. 



PANORAMA— THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO! 



By J. BERTRAND and L. aERGENT. 
COR. OF EDDY AND MASON STS. Open Daily from 9 A. M. to 11 P. M 

MRS. ADA CLARK'S DANCING ACADEMY, 

211 Slitter Street Above Kearny 

HALL TO LET FOR BALLS, CLUBS ETC. [Aug.l. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETCER AND 



Jan. 22, 1887. 



AT MIDNIGHT. 
The room is cold ;tn«l dark to-night — 

The fire is Low; 
Why come you, yon wfeo love the Light, 

To mock me so? 
T pray you leave me now alone; 

You worked your will. 
And turned my heart to frozen stone ; 

Why haunt me still? 
I got me to this empty place; 

I shut the door; 
Yet through the dark I see your face 

Just as of yore. 
The old smile curves your lips to-night, 

Your deep eves glow 
With thai old gleam that made them bright 

So long ago, 
1 listen; do I hear vour tone 

The silence thrill? 
Why come you? I would be alone; 

Why vex me still? 
What! Would you that we re-embrace — 

We two once-more? 
Are these your tears that wet my face 

Just as before? 
You left me to seek some new delight. 

Yet your tears How ; 
What sorrow brings von back to-night? 

Shall I not know? 
1 will not let yon grieve alone — 

The night" is chill— 
Though love is dead and hope has flown, 

Pity lives still. 
How silent is the empty space! 

Dren med l once more" 
Henceforth against your haunting face 

1 bar the door. — Harper's Magazine. 

"MOXIE." 
Some little time ago the " News Letter " copied from the columns 
of the American Junius! an analysis of a mixture known as Moxie 
Neive Food, and mane some appropriate comments thereon. The 
analysis in question shown] that the compound was utterly devoid 
of any medicinal principle known to chemistry which could possibly 
produce the results which are claimed to follow the use of Moxie— 
that in other words the compound is a grand fraud and that the 
money paid for every bottle of it which is sold is obtained by fatee 
pretenses, since then wc have received from Lowell, Mass., where 
the mixture is compounded, an incoherent, rambling letter of vulgar 
tone and ungrammatical construction, signed by " A. Thompson, 
M. li.," who describes himself as " Gen. Man. and I'rop'r." Apart 
from the intent to he rudely and vulgarly personal there is hut one 

fact to be gleaned from this blackguardly epistle of " A. Thompson, 
M. !».'— the M. 1 1. probably stands for medical duck, the other name 
of which is Quack— and that is that the writer is dissatisfied with the 
analysis made by the American Analyst's chemist, who, by the way, 
is a gentleman of the highest standing in his profession. Being 
above all things anxious to be just, wenave, therefore, purchased ;i 
bottle of Moxie in the open market and had it analyzed by our own 
chemist. The following is Professor Price's report, and it speaks for 
itself: 

Chemical Laboratory, Assay Offices, 

Bullion Rooms and Ore Floors. 524 Sacramentn 
Saw Francisco, 

T» the S. /''. News Letter :--l have carefully analyzed the contents of 
the bottle marked " Double Extract of Moxie Nerve Food," and beg to 
report as follows : Theliquidis charged with carbonic acid gas, and 
when sutj&wtsd to distillation yicldc a distillate of water ml trie::; 
of alcohol, giving, at the same time, a strong odor of sassafras and 
winter-green; LOO parts of the " Moxie " contain 7 8-10 parts of solid 
matter, of which 15-I0percent. is sugar, the remaining part being 
some vegetable extract, of which horehound is one of the ingredients". 
" Moxie rt contains no known alkaloid, or any medicinal principle 
known to chemistry or pharmacy. Thomas Pbice, M.*D. 

It is claimed for this mixture that it is capable of " curing the ap- 
petite for liquors, insanity, paralysis from nervous exhaustion, re- 
moving the terrible tired feeling of the overworked, helping nervous- 
ness and nervous exhaustion and the hard wearof life, without reac- 
tion or harm, or creating a morbid appetite for itself." The analysis 
shows that it is not capable of doing any of these things, and tliose 
who sell it should be prosecuted for obtaining money under false pre- 
tenses. 

An Electric Low-Water Alarm.— An electric low-water alarm. 
based upon a very simple principle, has recently been described be- 
fore the American Institute. The apparatus consists of two gauge- 
cocks, a water gauge, a mercurial thermometer, a couple of LecFanche" 
cells, and an electric bell. Two wires are inserted in the thermome- 
ter tube, and are connected with the battery and the bell. As the 
water in the boiler gradually lessons steam comes down through the 
upper arm and gauge glass, and when a certain level is reached it 
enters also through the tower arm. Being hotter than the water the 
increased temperature of the steam expands the mercury in the 
tube and 'doses the circuit. The bell then continues to ring until suf- 
heient feed-water has been supplied; the feed-water being cooler the 
mercury contracts, the circuit is broken, and the alarm ceases — 
Electnctan. 



M-amento St., - 
auary 13, 1887.1 



Tiif, moke misfit institutions the better for Muller, the optician, 135 
Montgomery street. 

D. Albert Hiller, M. D., ion Sutter street, San Francisco, California. 



HOURS OF LABOR IN GERMANY. 

In a recent report by Mr. G. Strachey, British charge" d'affaires at 
Dresden, some interesting data are given on the subject of the hours 
of labor in various parts of Germany. The statistics relating to the 
hours of labor which have lately been collected .-how that the great- 
est diversities prevail even within the limits of the same place and 
class of occupation. The average length of the German working 
day (intervals of rest deducted) is eleven or, at most, twelve hours. 
But a day of ten hours or less is very common. The industrial em- 
ployments connected with stone, earth, and the necessaries and lux- 
uries of life entail exceptionally severe and prolonged labor. The 
same may be said of certain textile branches, especially spinning, and 
of ironfounding. in which, however, long periods of rest are usual. 
Persons in charge of machinery and boilers are liable to unbroken 
attendance of from twelve to thirteen hours, in some eases of twenty- 
four hours, although they have a high degree of responsibility. 

The length of the working day is subject to great variations from 
place to place. It is a maximum in East and West Prussia; in Pom- 
erania it averages 11 hours; in Posen 10 to 11; in Hanover and 
Schleswig-Holstein 11; in Dresden and Bautzen 11; Zwickau and 
Meissen. 11 to 12; Leipzig 10 to li'; Hamburg 10 to 11 ; Bremen Hi. In 
the Silesian district of Oppeln there is a 12-hour day in blast-furnaces, 
lead, silver and coke works, flour mills, dyeing works and printing 
offices. In the mining industry the rule is continuous day and night 
work in 12-hour relays, two hours of rest included. For part of Ba- 
varia it is reported that in the larger part of the industrial concerns 
(employing 30,000 hands) the daily time exceeds 11 hours, and in 200 
concerns (with about 5 000 hands) the period is over 12 hours. In 000 
concerns (employing 18,000 hands) it is under 11 hours. On the 
whole, if extra work is deducted, the labor in manufacturing indus- 
tries is lighter than that usual in handicraft and trade, but is more 
closely tied down by rides. 

In tuis dull, foggy weather, it is difficult to get good photographs ta- 
ken. Those who go to Mr. blow land, at the Imperial Gallery, No. 724}4 Mar- 
ket street, will, however, receive full satisfaction. 



J. W. Carman Y, No. 2fl Kearny street, is now showing a grand stock of Un- 
derwear and Gent's Furnishing tmoils. which includes all the very latest 
novelties. Moreover, his prices are very low. 



M. J. FLAVIN & CO., 

924 to 928 Market Street, 

Are showing an immense stock of Woolen 
Underwear, representing the best qual- 
ities of Eastern and Domestic Goods. 



Manufacturers of Fine Underwear ! 



GREAT I X L, 

924 TO 92S Ts/L .A. E, IK IE T STEEET, 

[Oct. 30. 



Next the Baldwin. 



De HAVEN'S 

DYSPEPSIA DESTROYER! 
ID. ID. ID. 

A SAFE AND CERTAIN CURE 

FOR 

SICK HEAD-ACHE, BILIOUSNESS, 

INDIGESTION, COSTIVENESS, 

DYSPEPSIA AND LOSS OF APPETITE! 

For Sale by All Druggists. 



Black Diamond House 
GO .AL, 

From Green River, Washington Territory. 
It is a true Bituminous Coal, and is 

THE BEST COAL FOR DOMESTIC USE 

Ever brought to Sau Francisco. [Oct. 16. 



.I;m. 22, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTI8ER. 



H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 

Shipping and Commission Merchants, 

Nos. 309 and 311 Sansome Street. San Francisco, California, 
Agents for Growers and Manufacturers, 

Charterers of Vessels for All Trades, 

Agents for the Mexican Phosphate and Sulphur Co.'s 
Products, 

And General Insurance Agents, 

Have correapondenta in the chief Cities of tin- United state-, Eu- 
Vuetralia, India. China and principal [aland.' ol the Pacific 

and attend to the Purchase of G I- and the Sale of California 

Products in those Countries. [Jan. 22 



Wm. T. Coleman & Co., 
SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANC/SCO AND NEW YORK. 

— AGENCIES— 

Chicago: London: Astoria: 

91 mniui\ www v., ( Bbhopigafa tit nilliiii, Rival's ffhnrf*Wan n, 

r. B. McQovbrn, El'gknk E. Jones, Jno. v. HcQovern, 

Agent Agent Agent 

Liverpool. Los Angeles. 

We have our Broken In every commercial city of importance In the West- 
ern. Middle mid Kn.stiTii siair-, mid l- m ploy a large staff of traveling sales- 
men. We have the best Facilities for the distribution of California Products 
Bast, and give especial attention u> 

Canned Goods, Raisins, Wines and Brandies, 

Borax, Barley, Canned Salmon, 

Salmon in Barrels, Mustard Seed, 

Dried Fruits, Oranges, Lemons, 

Lima and Small White Beans and Other Products. 
[Jan. 22J 

KINGSFORD'S OSWEGO STARCH 

—is Tin:— 
STRONGEST, 



PUREST, 



AND BEST, 



AND IS &ECOMMENDED AS 
THE STANDARD ALL OVER THE WORLD. 

FOE INVALIDS, 

KIIITC3-SFOE.3D'S COS.3ST STAECH 

Is Highly Recommended for its Purity and Delicacy. 

[Jan. 22.J 



H. B. Williams. 



A. Chesebbouoh. 



W. II. DlMOND. 



WILLIAMS, DlMOND & CO. 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 
UNION BUILDING, JUNCTION MARKET AND PINE STREETS, 

Agents for Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Pacific Steam Navigation Com- 
pany, The Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Company, "The California Line of 
Clippers," from New York and Boston, and "The Hawaiian Line." 

S. L. Jones. E. D. Jones. 

S. L. JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. |Jauuary9. 

E. L. G. STEELE & CO., 

(Successors to C. ADOI.PHE LOW & CO.), 
SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 

—AGENTS— 

American Sugar Refinery and Washington Salmon Cannery 

J. TOMKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 

Bet First and Second, San Francisco One Block rom Palace otel. 

CW Carriages and Cabs at Pacific Club, No. 130 Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery and Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at stable espe- 
cially for calling. Turnouts to rent by the month. Vehicles of every 
description at reduced rates. Telephone No. 153. 



Dull 



<l 'it thi 




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., lanuary 22, I 

Mjiny puui , unccd, chiefly by lawyer*, on the 

profession. Wo have n ifession 

hi y were written mostly b We have listened to nol n 

cw (froii i , . 

sion. \\ e remember one on Hie lofty mission of the on ne writ- 
ten by nil editor in n thought I r when the i testy of his rail- 
ing hud slipped from him , Al the i mt, when thi le in ha 

tnized, and the lobby liki , ol the le 

nne collections. A lawyer once (we do not spare 
the time to look up tlie case: a familiar Virginia one), a iawyei 

was weak enough to (or 11 lobbying fee, and gol 

the Bench for his pain,, 1 1, e that i Found in- 
consistent with legal ethic »s viewed Fr the elevation of the 

Bench. Ho« it might have looked to this particular judge, once more 
practising al the Bar, wi have no means of km. wing, Bui how it 

l.n.ks to most practiti rs (respectable practitioners), and reputable 

citizens, we are not allowed, to be in anj doubt. In the debauching 
ol legislatures by bi ire improper advantages !o schemes 

of plunder, the"lobby" Im been largely made up ol lawj 

has- hud the benefit of their direction. Perhaps the wearers of phy- 
lacteries broader than the usual pattern, may nol descend further 

than to fin ploy tin mipt lobbyist, giving him money to use "with- 

asking any questions," justifying themselves to themselves bj 

their fear of being defeated by the use of similar methods bj a rival 
scheme. A notable feature of the colossal corruption by which a 
street railroad franchise was obtained in Now York, is the indication 

that the whole sche was directed and carried out under the advice 

and guidance of lawyers accounted reputable, win. won- induced by 
large rewards to perform a service involving violatu f law, cor- 
ruption of public officers and the promotion ofcrime. We have said 

that the Sacn into lobby isalready organized and some lawyers are 

early on the ground. More will be there before the session is far ad 
vunced. Vet others, perhaps, will advise from a prudenl distance. 
The result, will be public plunder consummated by secret crime. We 
have no comment to offer. but would only remark: Letusbaveno 
panegyrics on (he legal profession .-is such until the session is over. 

Twenty years ago an American Oongress had before it a proposi- 
tion to lay ;i tax of $2 :i gallon on all whisky distil In I. People who 

had given enough attention i ■ mic law to know a little aboul it. 

and were not totally ignorant ol history, pointed out that so heavy a 
tax could not be collected ; that its effect must be to create so enor- 

t is a premium on perjury and illicit distilling and so vast a fund 

for bribery that the expected revenui must fail. It was then that 
si. im- immortal fool from the boundless Wesl permanently enriched 
history with the exclamation, " Don'ttel] rne that a nation which has 
just put down the greatest rebellion the world ever saw can't collect 
$2 a gallon on whisky I " Sothesapienl Congress enacted the bill, 
with the foreseen result that during the next few years every human 
being connected with the whisky revenue service, from the Commis- 
sioners down, was under regular salary lo the bribers ; and every dis- 
tiller, in lucre self-defense, committed daily, perjury with the same 

regularity I indifference that he took his meals. Later the tax 

was reduced one-half, and the revenue collected quadrupled. 

Ten years later a gang of sand hitters, captained by Honorable 

Bilks of tic Volney Howard and'" Dave" Terry type, assembled at 
Sacramento to indict a Constitution on the State of California. They 

had hut two avowed aims— to "cinch capital "and to "cinch the rail- 
roads," and to these desirable ends they spu t of their mental 

bowels tie- imbecile revenue provisions of that organic law. People 
who had given enough attention to economic law to know a little 

about it, again pointed nut. tl gh in vain, thai the victims aimed at 

Would slip lb rough the new meshes with the help Of a litt le casuistical 

swearing and -"me very simple professional 1 k-keeping. The last 

report or the State Board of (equalization is before us. It sets forth 

in detail and Willi entire lusiveness that the only 1 pie who do 

not pay their taxes arc the capitalists and railroads. We commend 
the document t" the 1 1 irable Sapiencies now at Sacramento. Sup- 
pose Hey address themselves to undoing a little of the elaborate 

monument of ignorai leeted by their predecessors, the Honor- 
able Bilks. 

The demand for improved pedagogic methods is going up all over 
the world. The Germans have just formed a Modern Language As- 
sociation, titter the pi; f the A riean one, and one -hundred and 

fifty teachers recentlj t ut Hanover, from whom we have the same 

wailings thai we are accustoi I to here. At the Philadelphia meet- 
ing last month Prof, .lames read an able paper on the need of a fuller 
professional training ho teachers. The demand for this is rising with 
increased insistence from all parts of the country. In the ease of 
the men, this demand will fie met by supplying chairs of pedagogy at 

,1,, colleges: hut as most colleges are nut open to women, and as 

women number 154,375 out of l'-'7,T1h teachers in the -country, this 
remedy will prove a very partial and insufficient one for the admitted 
ill. It is at least equally imperative to provide all female colleges, 
training and normal schools with competent instructors in the his- 
tory, theory and practice of teaching. 

In Germany, the teachers, with lew exceptions, have received a 
technical training, the result of which is, t • ■ give them not only some 
information which they can impart to their pupils, hut also some 
knowledge of lew to impart it. The object of schooling is not to Stuff 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 22, 1837. 



information into the pupil, but to develop unci tram faculty. 1 roper 
physical training is no less essential to this result than proper meth- 
ods of teaching. Proper exercise does more than develop muscle; it 
tram- the nerve-centers, the brain and the spinal cord as well. It is 
enough to tire one to watch the sallow, stoop-shouldered boys of San 
Francisco touting to and from school everyday. Mental, physical 
and manual training, the all-round development of a lad or girl, is 
what we have a right to demand of the publie schools, and so long as 
they fail to supply this, we are justified in pronouncing them and 
their methods a Failure. Of these three branches of training, two are 
as yet ignored; the third branch— mental training— we are con- 
strained to pronounce of a low, unsatisfactory order. 

The demand tor more practical work from the public schools is 
being responded to elsewhere. In Lasell Seminary at Auburndale, 
Mass., the art of cooking has been taught, since 1877. The Boston 
cooking school was started in (he same year. Similar schools arc in 
operation in Raleigh, X. 0.; Staunton, Vu., and Washington. I>. 

C In London, practical lessons in cookery are given in the girls 

common schools. In Boston, Mr. Hemmenway has just succeeded 
in persuading the school board to make instruction in cookery 
a part of the regular system. New York is considering the method 
of introducing it, having resolved to make a beginning. And Prot. 
Etohe\ of Baltimore, has brought forward his scheme for introducing 
it there, though he has found that, to make room for the art oi cook- 
ing, he will have to crowd out either mental philosophy or trigonom- 
etry, which does seem sad in the case of girls destined to be helps 
meet for working men— trigonometry is such a comfort. 

Ami now comes President Gilman, of Johns Hopkins Oniversity, 
lifting his voice for manual training as a fundamental part of public 
school work. '• The work of simply using the printed page is bring- 
in- (savs Gilman) poor results." College students arc unable to work 
with their hands. The hand of the Nineteenth Century is weak and 
worthless. As the old handicraftsman or master workman becomes 
more and more the "minder" of some sort of machine, the result- 
ing work loses more and more in brains and conscience. And Oil- 
man believes (and Gilman is right) that a great deal of the American 
lack of- accuracy and fidelity, the American superficiality and hazy 

way of doing things, come from a lack of training of the band in re- 
lation to the mind. We must remember that the hand trains the 
mind, and that a man is a better thinker for having a trained hand. 
This, at least, is the opinion, expre&sed under responsibility by a fore- 
most American thinker and educator. 

Good seamstresses, housekeepers, cooks, laundresses, bakers, and 

good artisans of every de-cript ion, seem to grow scarcer in the 1'nited 
States m proportion to population, and they rind no difficulty in com- 
manding good wages as well as steady places. Poor people pay the 
bulk of the taxes; the schools are supported by them, not by the 
rich; vet the instruction given is only that that makes clerks, teach- 
ers, " sales-ladies" and laborers, who work with their mouths; the 
arts that make life comfortable and convenient are not merely 
neglected ; they are ignored. The grammar school appears to be or- 
ganized to the end that it lead to the High; and the High, that it 
lead to the University; a small minority only of children attend the 
HighSehool; of these a small minority only go through the Uni- 
versity, and both the HighSehool and the University students are 
drawn almost exclusively from the well-to-do or the comparatively 
well-to-do classes. 

Thus the whole school system is seen to be organized directly and 
expressly in the interest of the well-to-do classes: the classes that 
contribute only a minority of the money that is spent in their sup- 
port. The claims and needs of the masses of the people who also 
contribute a majority of the money have as yet received no recogni- 
tion whatever. As we have mentioned, heretofore, these are about to 
be recognized now in New York for the first time. The inarticulate 
masses in California, too, should look to it that their own rights be 
respected. The organization as it stands, leading from the primary 
to the university, is right and ought to be maintained. The rich have 
their rights as well as the poor, and the poor should preserve to them- 
selves the right which the existing system does ensure them, of ac- 
quiring a complete professional education. Hut while this is pre- 
served, those matters of practical life which are of more moment to 
the vast majority ought not to lie neglected. Unless the public 
schools equip children for the actual life that is before them, they are 
a failure. They do not do this now, and they are a failure. 

When most of the younggentlemeh who now occupy the Bench in 
San Francisco were lawyers' clerks or reading for their profession, 
.they were looking up with reverence, awe and envy to those leaders 
of the Bar who. still leaders, now practice before them. To the suck- 
ing lawyer, the leaders of the Harare as heroes ami demigods. Meas- 
ured by their own budding minds, the leaders are intellectual giants. 
Youth is capable of generous admiration, and in the legal profession 

is roused to enthusiasm in following the trial of a great ease by a 
great lawyer. Reverse the positions of these two men. Bearing in 
mind that a lawyer of ten years standing is still as a babe and a suek- 
ling, advance him to the seat of dignity and bring the veterans to 
practice before him. The attitude of deference cannot in an instant 
change to that of dominance. The human mind is not built that 
way. In the trial of such a case, the old lawyer is going to have his 
way. Practically it depends on himself to refrain from irregulari- 
ties that may upset him on appeal. His duty is to win his case in 
the Court below, to win it in as safe a way as he "can, but to win it. 
The youthful judge cannot be expected to keep him in order as he 
ought to be kept in order— as a nidge of his own date and standing at 
the Bar would keep him in order— as Norton and Dwindle and the old 
judges used to keep him in order. From this topsy-turvy relation 
between Bench and Tar, the worst practical result, perhaps, is the 
incniiuit: lengthening of trials Diys upon clay o iri consumed in 
the trivial, immaterial examination, cross-examination and re-exam- 
ination of witnesses. A case which a stiff, old-fashioned judge would 
bring to an end in three days is strung over three weeks. If it be a 
case with expert testimony in it, Lord help the jury ! Expenses are 



heaped up, the issue is confused and justice defeated. Three Courts 
are necessary to get through the work of one. The rootol the evil is an 

underpaid judiciary holding their position for a limited term of years. 

The question of providing proper accomodation for that portion of 
the National Guard which is located in San Francisco is, we under- 
stand, about to be brought before the Legislature. The subject, is one 
which deserves serious consideration and intelligent action. Under 
the present arrangement the State pays out yearly quite a large sum 
of monev for the rent of inferior and insecure accomodation for our 
militia. 'This system of things should be brought to an end. The 
State is financially able lo house its own soldiers. There should be, 
at the least, three well-constructed armories in San Francisco— build- 
ings of a creditable appearance, safe and comfortable construction 
and convenient location. By making a proper appropriation For tins 
purpose the Legislature will largely reduce the annual cosi of main- 
taining the National Guard, besides securing better accomodations 
and adding to the city buddings, which will be an ornament. 

Once a convict, always a criminal, is the law of prison manage- 
ment, where this has not been got out of politics and into trained 
bands. It is a costly system, for one criminal makes more. They 
breed, too, and a criminality runs in the blood. There is no neces- 
sity for the whole of this cost and waste. Eighty per cent, of crimi- 
nals who are young both m crime and years— say between sixteen 
and thirty years of age, and under sentence for their first conviction 
—can be reformed and made useful members ot society. This, at 
least, is the result of eight years' working of the institution at Elmira, 
New York. Despairing of rescuing the great State penitentiaries 
from " politics," the late Horatio Seymour and his fellow workers 
got a law passed in 1S77 authorizing courts, in their discretion, to 
send to the reformatory any male criminal between the ages named 
who had not previously been sentenced to a State prison. His term 
of confinement could not exceed that appropriate to his crime, but 
he might be released at any time after six months, if judged fit for 
pardon. The management was "taken out of politics," and Mr. 
Brockway made Superintendent. This gentleman proceeded on the 
belief that the commonest incentives to crime are ignorence. improvi- 
dence and indigence. To the first, he opposes compulsory education : 
to the last, voluntary earning and saving. To fill the time between 
compulsory lessons ami compulsory work, there is a course of Eng- 
lish literature! This may sound fanciful, but it works. 

The institution keens statistics of its cases. In all, 735 inmates 
were released on parole. Of these, 81.2 per cent, are reformed: lb. 8 
per cent, have returned to criminal practices. The State does not, 
m short, lock its offenders up for a tune and take its chances with 
them ; it employs the period of confinement in protecting itself against 
the future. 

Stimulated by the example and experience of the Elmira reforma- 
tory, Ohio has resolved to establish an intermediate penitentiary for 
first sentences. The harm done to such convicts by confining them 
with older and hardened criminals is known to all experts in prison 
management and discipline. It is not too much to hope that in time 
even California will establish such a reformatory. The condition of 
its success is that it shall be taken out of politics. 

The wonderful development which modern science has made in the 
capacity of explosives is not an unmixed advantage to organized so- 
ciety. The ease with winch dynamite and .similar compounds can 
be Handled, and the fearful execution which a small quantity of them 
can be made to do, has placed within reach of the vicious and turbu- 
lent elements of society a destructive agency of appalling capacity. 
The outrages which have occurred upon the Sutter and Geary-Street 
car lines are but faint indications of what may occur in the future 
in connection with this or other " labor" troubles, or commotions of 
any kind. It has been demonstrated in this city and elsewhere, dur- 
ing the past few years, that these explosives can be used by skillful 
persons, possessed of a very moderate amount of personal courage, 
with but little fear of detection, and without danger to themselves. 
It is therefore incumbent upon organized society to take extraordinary 
measures to protect itself from this extraordinary danger. As the 
Chamber of Commerce has suggested, a bill should be passed by the 
present Legislature of ibis State, making it a capital offense for any 
person acting with an obviously criminal intent to place dangerous 
explosives where they may destroy life or property. The chances of 
the dynamite fiend being caught are but light, and, in order that it 
may have any deterring effect, the punishment for Ids wrong must 
be exceptionally heavy. The suggestion of the Chamber of Com- 
merce is therefore a good one, and should be acted upon; but the 
Legislature should go much farther. The manufacture and storage 
of explosives of all descriptions, and of the materials for making them, 
should, by a State law, be placed under the strictest surveilance, and 
the possession of such things, without license, should be made pun- 
ishable by confinement in tin- States' Prison for life. 

The action of the carmen's assembly of the Knights of Labor in 
offering a reward for the apprehension of the persons who caused the 
explosions on the Geary and Sutter street ear lines is ludicrous 
enough to make a eat laugh. It is an old trick which has been worn 
threadbare with use, and even in its best days it was transparent. 
We all recollect how, when Lord Cavendish and Mr. Burke were mur- 
dered in Dublin, some years ago, the American-Irish Land League 
cried out that the foul deed was not committed by it or any friend 
ot its cause, and many resolutions were passed deploring the event 
and offering rewards for the apprehension of the murderers. But, 
strange to say, when the murderers were apprehended the members 
of this Land League sympathized with them and furnished money 
for their defense; and, subsequently, when O'Donnell killed Carey, 
the same people sympathized with the former and furnished means 
for his defense, not because he bad killed a murderer, but because he 
had killed an unworthy person who had been instrumental in con- 
victing the murderers they had previously denounced. The carmen, 
apparently, think the people of San Francisco are fools — and the car- 
men may "be measurably right. 






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CAMF0RNI \ ADVERTISER. 



TOWN CRIER. 

■■ II. .r ibc Crii r!' "Whal th< devil n>-t t: , 
■ thai will |>Uy the on." 

irticle in dfopai igemenl of men with tmper- 
i)i m making Its immeinui i round in the newspapers. 
Tin- r 1 1 :!ii-. year is even 111 tic llltltl his pn 

treat man." he nvers, " < ver was badly nosed." S 
Multilv snouted a* tn inspire compassion "r provoke derision, 
ling !>• the mood or disposition of (he spectator. Kant, a man 
nf the purest life, drew so unwelcome u pi ize in the nose lotu i 

r judged him by bis portrait "a calm, thinking villain." 
*nub nose. Gibbon a pug, and the lal >rtscha- 

koff was so iikml'!. Iiis nose, like 

\ wbeu Rred by friction he had u ti That 

Harry Dam owes his non hership In thi 

i-it'iy to the mini tude ol u Kted by the record, though 

unknown to him, 



Thisj lvot to setup ded on volume 

futility. 1 know h man with a nose like agreul rock 

in a weary land, who baa not sense enough to pull his fo ut of the 

mud. If society were reconstructed to -nit the rhinophtles and 
profit the megarhines he would be the King, "counting out his 
" and another slavering idiot having the advantage of my 
■ nost that might serve as the gnomon of a sun- 
dial in the public market-place would be Lord High Executioner, 
slitting all really respectable noses like a leech opening pi ip pies. Big 
noses be bio wed] 1 will never profess n faith which, in the neirarchy 
of brains, ranks the indigenous razor-back bog of Arkansas (Porous 
v Hi-. Honor Judge Hoffman. 



Two villains of the highest rank 
Sri out '»n<- night to rul> a bank. 
They found die building, looked it o'er, 
Bach window noted, tried each door, 
Scanned carefully the lidded hole 

linsl rela to cascade tin-- coal — 
In short, examined five-and- twenty 
Paths from poverty to plenty: 
But all were sealed, they saw full soon, 
Against the minions of the moon. 
• Enough," said one: " I'm satisfied." 
The other, smiling fair and wide, 
Said: " I'm as highly pleased as you: 
No burglar ever can get through. 
Pate surely prospers our design — 
Thf booty all is yours and mine." 
So, full ui" hope, the following day 
To the exchange they took their way 
And bought, with manner free and frank. 
Some stock of that devoted bank; 
And they became, inside the year, 
I Ine, President and one. Cashier. 
Their crime I can no further trace — 
The means of safety to embrace, 
I overdrew and left the place. 



Captain Merry, the President of the Chamber of Commerce, ex- 
plains that whenever be thinks of the defenceless condition of our 
seaports he feels ashamed and humiliated. The struggle is ended: 
Congress may lie deaf to considerations of national security and na- 
tional honor, but it ran hardly afford to let Captain Merry suffer 
shame and humiliation. 



The railroad people of the Southern Pacific Company are adding 
a Fourth step to theiT passenger cars, several passengers, of the high- 
est respectability in other respects, having recently split themselves 
clear up to the chin trying to mount without boosting. In Oakland. 
where there are seven stations and not a platform, it is no unusual 
thing to see men who arc permanently affected in this way, and 
whose legs never speak as they pass by. The ladies (God keep them 
ever fair — they wilfkeep themselves young) are partly protected by 
their corsets. Still, it is observed that many Oakland' ladies have a 
gait like that of a Shanghai rooster. 

The hope that the explosion of forty tons of giant powder along- 
side of them would persuade the seals to leave Seal Rock proves a 
bright and beautiful illusion. Their Hag is still there; they are pres- 
ent in quantity, odiously conspicuous and variously misbehaving— 
Wriggling, twisting, grunting, shrieking, harking, howling, coughing, 
recking, snuffling, snoring, scuffling, roaring, smelling, thumping, 
sliding, jumping, "sinuously undulating, rascally abominating— ba tan 
is the ( 'ensor Morum there in Loco SlffUutrum. 



A local attorney took an appeal the other day— or executed some 

other kind of legal " kicking ''—because his client was convicted of 
stealing a purse " belonging" to the woman in whose pocket he had 
the good fortune to find it; whereas the woman had a husband and 
the purse was ■■ community property." As regards the husband, the 
point no doubt is well taken, but as between the woman and the 
thief, the right of the former to the purse was distinctly superior to 
that of the latter. Besides, it is not right to pick a lady's purse at 
all; and any judge as intelligent as Lew and as honest as Toohy will 
so decide— unless the proposition confuses him or he is a partner of 
the thief. 



A Santa Rosa man has been committed for trial for " kicking his 
wifeoutof doors." If out of doors is not a good enough place to 
kick a wife, pray where can the poor woman be advantageously 
kicked ? 



i other, undei 
p right Ui 

will lie -p.«dil> xi 

expn 
natural and artificial f. tin I ind i ; - ith 

capital! 

BllrtVa the aiiilnoMtv ..|, h .|)i -i.l. . ; it- .Inn. ■ lipid Oil 

ol the dittlculty is thai ii ti roni wjilch the 

controversy sprang ' mclou ; er, llilnl) pi i 

intimidation, and ran m 

!i (In- employer tabor baa modi ills it 

success. Wherefori ■■ I, i i forth, that - ] 

■ itihl) u ill l. ,\<- tin- Clinli und introdui e a bill 
making t emploj ec i.nd maj I lem - i 

merej on bis demagogic i 

On Monday i whcntheCltj Council ol Oakland (the 

tn ordinance relating to n 

known as the Sunset Telephone and Telegraph C pan v. 

>■■ I as an amend accepted, in 

and made lav i 
3ei 

en notified marshal! when 

■■ 

The political " shining light" the "pillar of the State" 
leader " who drafted thai thins exults in the name ot Met Kvney, and, 
as the S. Tin. m on the Mount hath it, " hell's full ol such." 

People who believe thai a man mnv rightly do whal he will with 
his own will find it difficult to defend their faith against the facl thai 
an Illinois man has the needless and disagreeable habit of holding 
his young boy on a hot stove until the flesh comes n way when he is 
removed. Of course the v may demur to the indictment the bo] 
may not be the man's own. in tiny case it is bardlj right to pul him 
on the Stove. 

A man in Georgia, who recently buttressed a monumental lie by 
hoping God wouldparalvze him if it were not true, was accommodated 
so promptly that it made his head spin. Of course tin- customary 
doubter cometh up as a flower, but profanitarians oil through thai 
section of country have pretty generally stopped ordering what they 

don't want when addressing the Source of Supply ; though one brave 
man says he means partly to devote himself to the public good by 
trusting his luck and expressing a wish to be paralyzed in the left 
leg below the knee. 



"Whatever else may be said ot Mr. George Hearst, it cannot be 
said that his name does not inspire to mighty deeds of tongue U ■■'< 
Senator Veil, on Tuesday last, in nominating him for United States 
Senator. Distended with a sense of his nominee's illustrious merits. 
this gifted orator of the snggestive name rose like a balloon into thi 
breezy altitudes of imagination, topped the cold pinnacles of truth 
and vanished from the understanding in unthinkable fields of blue 
bosh. Mr. Yell had the goodness to apprise his hearers that he came 

"from where Mount Shasta lifts his head against the pale cheek of 
heaven." and that he (Mr. Yell ) was reminded by the occasion that 

'• while the sun of prosperity is mirrored in the palatial residences of 
the rich, the star of hope hang* above the cradle of the poor man's 
babe." By this last metaphor I suppose Mr. Yell would have us un- 
derstand that the poor man's babe needs not despair of being a 

day el. Tied to the State Senate and getting its chub by little fist into 
the rich man's sack. 

G I Mr. Yell, reel in your tongue and go 

Back to Mount Shasta's realm of ancient snow. 
Study the lesson of his reign aright, 
And how lie dominates each subject bight; 
His voire their little senate never beard- 
He rose to eminence without a word! 
Reel in, roll up and put away your tongue— 
Shasta was old when balderdash was young; 
Shasta was big when you were nnndi too small 

To sprinkle spittle in a public ball. 

He wore his royal robe while yel you lay 
With talent in a napkin hid away— 
Toga infantum! would it might again 
Your wisdom check and eloquence restrain! 



Somebody advertisesin the daily papers as follows: " Lost— a black 

Coat and Pants, last M onday evening, going toward Seventh and 

Howard streets.' 1 I saw them -later in the evening, probably. Tli<\ 

were then going toward a saloon on Kearny street. No, many thanks 
— no reward. 

The Chronicle's " Undertoner " says that if he had attended the 
creation he would have had his neighbors all made different, though 
he is all right himself. Everything is regular and straight; this rib- 
nose bal n has made neighbors of the wrong species, that is all. 

It has been deckled by the highest medical authority that the diph- 
theria now so prevalent is not epidemic, and those whose children 
have died of it arc greatly comforted. 

The Pope he blessed Jen" Davis, the Confederacy's hope: 

They found the Papal blessing in the Papal envelope; 

But it's nothing to the blessing Mr. I'ixley 'II give the Pope. 

President Cleveland's message suggesting a suitable celebration 
of the ''lose of a century of Republican Government ends with a sen- 
tence containing one hundred and ninety-foiir words. Something 
ought to be done to attest the nation's gratitude for the close of that 
sentence. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 22, 1887. 



LOVE'S METHODS, 
(live me not such tender glances 

When we speak of wind or weather. 
Do von think it joy enhances 

When wc take a stroll together? 
Thus for you to take my hand, 

Just to button up my glove, 
And retain it? Understand— 

This is but the wing of love. 

Just tin.' wing of love that flies; 

Think vou it shall nestle near me? 
Nay; 1 will not heed your sighs. 

* If you loved me you would fear me; 
I'd be sacred as a prayer 

Sent from a true heart to Heaven; 
You would have no need to swear, 

And less need to be forgiven. 

Woman's heart is like a rose 

That unfolds in sunshine's glow. 
If at once it did unclose 

It would have no grace to show. 
It needs time, and dew, and breeze, 

To bestow its sweet perfume. 
Constancy, not words like these, 

Can disclose a heart's rich bloom. 
s<t,< Francisco t January "-'-, 1**7. 



THE DEVIL EXTRACTOR AND HIS FEES. 
The "Times of India," of a recent date, says: The last census in 
India revealed the fact that there- are more occupations engaged in 
by the people of the country than the ordinary public is cognizant 
of; but, as far as we remember, it has been left 'to the Madras Small 
Cause Court to bring to light a gentleman who gains his living by 
devil extracting. This novel, and, if we may judge by the fees charged, 
highly lucrative employment appears to be recognized as a perfectly 
legitimate profession. 'The cause of action, it is true, was put down 

111 the plaint as a refusal to pay the plaintiff for the cure of the de- 
fendant's brother, "of a mental disorder or mania attended by phy- 
sical distress, insensibility, and pains"; but there was no disguise in 
court as to the exact nature of the claim. In fact the Judge, a native 
gentleman, appeared to resent the scepticism of the defendant's 
pleader as to the possibility of casting out devils, and his jocularity 
at the expense of the plaintiffs profession. "What, if a doctor does 
mi! cure, he ran no! recover ! " his honor exclaimed on one occasion ; 
and on another, when the defendant's pleader expressed his disbelief 
in devil extracting, he inconsequently observed, "But you believe in 
haunted houses? " To this remark the pleader replied, "There may 
be a spiritual manifestation," from which it would appear that he is 
not altogether free from the superstition which he ridiculed. 

The plaintiffs cross-examination was very diverting. Diseases, he 
said, were of three kinds— mental, spiritual and physical. Some 
physlonl sicknesses he could cure by his art, but not every case. 
Asked if he could cure love pains, he replied: " That is a very hard 
pain to he cured ; even my father could not cure that." Later on he 
staled that he could not cure a person unless he were a negative. 
Other witnesses called described the nature of the plaintiffs treat- 
ment and its success. It was inferred that the evil spirit of the 
patient in this case was of the female kind, and as he, poor man, had 
only just ln-en married, perhaps the presumption was not far from 
the truth. At the conclusion of the evidence the worthy judge dis- 
missed the suit, not because he was of opinion that there was no 
cause of action, but because there was no evidence to support the con- 
tract sued upon. 

A RETAIL CUSTOMER. 
She "was dressed in silk; wore a seal-skin sacque, a "love of n 
bonnet" adorned her head ami she swept into the store with the dig- 
nity of a queen. She was cool, critical and calculating, and a lady of 
wealth. She desired to purchase a willow rocker for a Christmas 
present for her husband. Now, the store contained a line of rattan 
and reed rockers which it would he a hard matter to duplicate in 
beauty of design and general attractiveness: in fact, it was .selected 
especially for the holiday season. One of the sale.smen stepped for- 
ward with his antieipated-hig-order smik-and offered to show her the 
stock. Before she was through, he was a lit subject for a hospital or 

an asylum. Every chair had some fault; objections dropped from 
her lips by the score. The chairs were too low in the seat, too high 
in the seat, too broad, too narrow, to* low in the back, too high in 
the hack, the outline was faulty ,;the luick did not curve satisfactorily, 
too expensive, too cheap, and there were a thousand other objection's. 
The stock in the store was exhausted, but the lady's stock of objec- 
tions was not. Every chair in the sidewalk display was examined, 
and at last in despair the hard customer was turned* over to another 
salesman and he in turn gave her to another salesman, and at last 
she bought a nine dollar chair! This is not a fancy sketch, neither 
has it been exaggerated. If our retail salesmen meet with such cus- 
tomers as this very often, their lot is, indeed, a trying one. This 
lady ought to be known as the great female objector. We presume 
there are many similar cases. 



Ix house decorating, etc., the beautiful Iland-rainted SilkWork and 
Japanese Embroidery Work which is uow lieirit; shown at the "Oriental," 
No. '20ii Kearny street, can be used to great advantage and made to produce 
beautiful effects. A Japanese Artist is attached to the establishment, who 
paints spechil designs to erder. 



Gentlemen who wish to get a suit of clothes which will give them com- 
plete satisfaction, should go to Messrs. J. M. Litchfield & Co., No, 415 Mont- 
gomery street. This linn carries a carefully selected stock of materials, 
has all the latest styles on hand, and employs a splendid cutter. 

Merit will tell: misfit spectacles will ruin your eyesight; judge by com- 
parison. Midler's Optical Depot, 135 Montgomery street, near Bush. 



LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE. 

A New Brand of Dry Wine from the Celebrated Maker— Grand 

Vin Sec (Dry). 

The production of a champagne that should contain in itself all the 
best qualities combined with a fine bouquet, has been the aim of 
every large manufacturer of Europe, and a long experience has de- 
veloped the fact that only the grapes grown in a certain district are 
capable of producing the finest article. We therefore rind the num- 
ber of brands that have been able to take first rank with connoisseurs 
are very limited. Among these there are none which have .secured a 
more world-wide reputation than "Louis Roederer," and there is 
therefore always a demand for this favorite brand quite equal to the 
supply of the genuine article. In San Francisco the old-established 
house of Macondruy ei Co. aTe sole agents, and it is only from them 
that the Louis Roederer champagne can be procured by dealers. Ob- 
tained through this channel the purchaser can rest assured that he 
is getting the genuine article, as it is put up and shipped from first 
hands to" them, as sole agents on this coast. We have now, however, 
to chronicle a new departure by Mr. Louis Roederer, the manufac- 
turer, and one which will undoubtedly meet with great approbation 
from the consumers of dry champagne. In order to meet the de- 
mand for dry wine, which is increasing in this country, he has com- 
menced the shipping of a high grade known as "Grand Vin Sec." 
This is the finest quality of wine that is shipped from France, and 
cannot fail to become a prime favorite with the public. Mr. Roeder- 
er's wine takes first rank in all the European countries as well as in 
England and America. The "Grand Vin Sec,'' now for the first time 
offered to the public, is made from the first pressing of the black 
grape, winch is the finest grown in the champagne district, and, un- 
like" other champagnes of a similar character, has absolutely no 
brandy added to it whatever. This quality, or rather the absence of 
this fortifier, will commend itself at once to wine drinkers, who have 
suffered from the effects produced by the consumption of inferior 
champagnes. Mr. Roederer is also an owner of some of the finest 
vineyards in the district and has therefore every facility for making 
the best wine. This new wine is attractively put up, with dark brown 
label, foil capsule and star neck label of similar color— so as to be 
more readily distinguished from the "Carte Blanche" or white label, 
a richer or sweeter champagne of the same manufacturer, which has 
been so long and favorably known in this market. We might add 
here that it is shortly the intention of Mr. Roederer to put up the 
"Carte Blanche" wine with a handsome silver capsule and star neck 
label, as the present style of the wax capsule is sometimes objection- 
able when opening the bottle. It will thus be seen that Messrs. Ma- 
condray & Co. are now in a position to cater to the tastes of both a 
rich and a dry champagne, and we predict for the latter a success that 
will soon supplant other brands of dry champagne, heretofore used 
in the market, while the "Sweet Roederer" so called will of course 
maintain its leading position as the only wine of its quality offered 
to the public. 

Every bottle of the genuine wine bears the name of Macondray & 
Co., sole agents for the Pacific Coast. Consumers must beware of 
imitations, both foreign and domestic, and see that every bottle bears 
the guarantee in the name of its agents. 

I35TSTTi&^.lsrCE- 



BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INS. GO, OF LIVERPOOL 

CAPITAL $5,000,000 

AGENTS: 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 
Nov. 18,1 No. 3 16 Ca lifornia Street. San Francisco. 

THE STATE INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE COMPANY ~ 

[ESTABLISHED 1871.] 
5TEJB J^ISTJD 3VCA.E.I3STE. 

PRINCIPAL OFFICE 218 AND 220 SANS0ME STREET 

San Francisco, California. 
A. J. BRYANT, CHAS. II. CUSHING, RICHARD IVERS, 

President. Secretary. Vice-President. 
Board of Directors— Peter Donahue, Jas. Irvine, C. D. O'Sullivau, R. 
Harrison, H. H. Watson, H. Diniond, G. O. McMullin, A. J. Bryant, Fisher 
Ames, 0. F. Buckley, D. Callaghau, M. Mayblum, Richard Ivers, L. Cun- 
ningha m, H. W. Seale. Sept. 20. 

RANKS ALL1-THE OLD RELIABLE 

MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. 

A. B. FORBES. 

GENERAL AGENT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST, 

214 SANSOME STREET. [Sept. 4. 

THE SWISS MARINE ASSURANCE COMPANIES COMBINED, 

SWITZERLAND of Zurich— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. HELVETIA of St. 
Gall— Capital, 10,000,000 Francs. BALOISE of Basle— Capital, 5,000,000 Francs. 
These three companies are liable jointly and severally for all losses that 
may be sustained. Losses made payable iu all the priacipal seaports of the 
world. Iu the settlement of all claims under an English policy, these com- 
panies will strictly adhere to the conditions and customs adopted at Lloyds' 
and submit to English jurisdiction. HARRY W. SYZ, Agent, 410 California 
tree t, San Francisco. [June 9.] 

THAMEsInD^MERSEY^ARINE INSURANCE COMPANYoTmied) 

Of Liverpool, London and Manchester. 

Capital Subscribed $10,000,000 

Capital Pa^d Up 1,000,000 

Reserue Fund (in addition to Capital) 2,000,000 

Total Assets duly 1, 1886 5,476,595 

WM. GREER HARRISON, Manager, 
[June 5. | 308 Pine Street, San Francisco. 



Jan. 22, 1887 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 






BIZ. 



Business during the period under review baa nol been nnrtli 
aciive, outside "i the Produce * :tll Board, but on Ciul 

tctlona in Wheal future* have been elcceedlnely targe, and 
measurabj} 

degree by the long: continued spell ol dry weather, which hai 
rise t.i more or less uneasiness in certain sections "i the State, still, 
we have time enough yel For a sufficiency of rain to make a crop, it 
it ia delayed even into the month ol Kebruary. TJie stock ol Wheal 
and Plour remaining in the State January lat, was placed al 
tons. The Barley stock i> stated i<> have been 2,600,000 centals, which 
fa greatly in excess of home requirements, and is far larger than any 
-•tit- in th«- trade expected ; in fact, It is the largest stock surplus ever 
on band al this season of the year. The stock of Oats was 17,400 
centals; Beans, M3.500 ctls.; Corn, . Rye, 14,(1 

The present spot market in Quicksilver is ftrin, with lighl receipts. 
Price, f;i!t tl f.>iu per flask; London quotation, £7 10s. 

The leading items of export for the week were, per Alameda, cargo 
to Honolulu, rained at (23,711 consisting in part of 50 bbls. Flour, 
;ls. Wine, 3,040 tt>-. Tobacco. 50 cs. salmon, 140 pkgs. Beer, 
Hops, etc. ; t>> Australia, per same ship. 500 cs. Cod Pish, 925 cs. and 
355 naif bbls. Salmon, 746 Doors, 38,8343 !!•>. Broom Corn, 250 half 
i [erring, 5 M. ft. Lumber, i'" 1 cs. Canned Fruit, etc., value, $32,- 
i New Zealand, per same ship, 10 Hks. Quicksilver, 7,160 lbs, 
Broom < !orn, S50 cs, salmon, 310 cs. * 'unned Fruits, etc., value, $7 r 
\\7; to FijU, per same ship. 50 cs. Salmon; per Ban Jose, for the 
Isthmus, New York cargo, consisting of 21,428 gls. Wine, 625 cs. Sal- 
mon. 4.0H lbs. Wool. 318 hdls. Shingles, 300 Hks. Quicksilver, 48,800 
lbs. Boned us t, 1 10 bales Rags, 2,616 fibs. Rape Seed, 5,834 tt>s. Mustard 
Seed, etc., value, $i7,isi;; t<> Central America, per same ship, 1,575 
i Inur, 177 pkgs. Beei , 8,150 1'-. Malt, B00 gls. Wine, etc., value, 
0; t.. Panama, per same >hi|>, loo ^. Wine, 395 bbls. Flour, 
115,000 lbs. Rice, etc., value, $4,943; to Mexico, per same ship, hhi 
Hks. Quirksilver, 132- bbls. Flour, 20 M. ft. Lumber,. 740 cs. Coal Oil, 
-'"mi gls. Wine, etc., value, J 19, 023; to CalldO, per same ghip, 76,990 lbs. 
Malt, ties. Honey, value, 12,300; per schr. Dora, for rlilo, 88 bbls. 
Flour. 1,080 sks. Bran, hhi M. Shingles, 600 bales Hay, 7:iJ ctls. Bar- 
ley, 150 lion's, etc., value. $9,441; to Kaluilui. per schr. Ida Schnauer, 
110 bbls. Flour, and other mdse., value, (12,423; to Honolulu, per 
Katie Flickinger, 50 M. Bricks, 918 bbls. Flour, and general mdse., 
value, $27,727; to Kahului, per Will W. Case, 1,044 bales Hay and 
other mdse., value. $5,938; to Hongkoug, per O. & 0, S. S. Belgic, t.- 
336 bbls. Flour, L4,6l6lbs. Ginseng, 30 M. yds. Sheetings, and other 
nni.se., value, $65,893; aNo, iii treasure, $584,024.50; to Japan, per 
aame shin, 380 bbls. Flour, 17,086 lbs. Sugar, 102 rolls Leather, and 
other mdse., value, $20.0 13; to Batavia, per same ship, 115 cs. ' 'aimed 

Goods, 1" bblS. Flour, eli'., value. $763; to Madneassa r. per same 
ship, 25 CS. Salmon, and to Singapore, 152 CS. Canned Goods, at id 150 

es. Salmon. 

The following are the leading imports for the week: From Tahiti, 
per city <if Papeete, 56 bales Cotton, 38 tins Dessicated Cocoa nuts, 
etc.; per stmr. Itailea, from same, 22,430 Cocoannts, 180 hales Cot- 
ton, 58 bales Fungus, etc.; per San Pablo, from China and Japan, 
1,802 pkgs. Tea, 25,808 mats Rice, 3.000 pkgs. Chow-Chow, 297 bags 
Spices. 22 bales Gunnies, etc.; in transit, per same ship, to go over- 
land, ML':; pkgs. Silk, 1,912 pkgs. Tea, 3G9 pkgs, mdse. (for Central and 
South America), 2.388 mats nice and 375 pkgs. md.se.; per Argo, 
from New Castle, Eng., 65 M Fire Brick, 1,400 bbls. Cement. 1,350 tons 
Coal, 451 tons Coke. 100 bbls. Venetian Red, etc. ; per liraemar, from 
Antwerp, L.OOO bbls Cement, 25 M coils steel Wire, 6,175 bxs. Window 
Glass, 1,000 cs. Vermouth, 500 cs. (Hive Oil, sun bbls. Flour of Bul- 
pbur, etc. ; perClaus Spreckles, from Honolulu, 77!) bags Rice, 400 
bbls. Molasses, 77 bens. Bananas; per Forest Queen, from same, 
15,341 bags Sugar and 100 bchs. Bananas; per ship Continental, from 
New York, "lift bbls. feu i en i. 6,000 cs. Oil, 525 tons Pig Iron, 1,226 bbls. 
Resin. 7.000 Sash Weights, 500 bxs. Tin Plate, 300 cs. Canned Goods, 
100 tons Coal, 764 hales Hemp, Hard Wood, Lumber, etc. 

Freight engagements include the following; ship Bohemia, 1,563 
tons, Coal from Departure Bay to San Pedro, $3.25; hark Otago, 870 
tons, Coal from same to San Francisco; ship America, 1,952 tuns, 
loads Coal at Departure Hay for this port; tier. bk. Hanover, 549 
tons, loads Lumber at Eureka, Humboldt Bay, for Sydney, direct; 
Hr. iron ship Larnaca, L.435 tons. Wheat to Cork, Havre or Antwerp, 
11 I0s.; Br. iron ship rtSolus, 1,600 tons, Wheat to Cork, Havre or 
Antwerp,£l L7s. 6d. (chartered prior to arrival); Br. iron bk. West- 
ward Ho, 1,21!) tons, Wheat to Callao, L8s.6d. 

Orocery staples are in fair supply. Coffee of the new crop (Cen- 
tral America) is now coming in and prices favor the seller. Sugar 
supplies are liberal and low prices still prevail. It is said, however, 
that there is a prospect that the two conflicting refiners will, ere long, 
bury the hatchet and work amicably in the future. S. L. .Tone- .v. i lo. 
are to hold their monthly auction sales of A. Schilling A- Go's import- 
ation of Teas this week. Rice imports from China are free and lib- 
eral. Small lots of Hawaiian are now arriving and command MwWyC. 

Wheat and Flour have been advanced materially of late, with a 
fair export inquiry. The present spot price of Wheat i.s$l.. r )7U(.(/^].G(i 
per etl.; Flour, Extra, ?4.50@$5 per bbl.; F.arlcv, Feed, |l. 17'.- per 
etl.; Brewing, $1.20; Oats, $1.55@¥l.(J0 per ctl. for No. 1; Corn, $1@ 
$1.12^ per ctl. for yellow and white, respectively. 



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Improve the good opportunities that are offered you, and you will receive 
more money for your labor. Hailed &. Co., Portland, Maine, will mail you, 
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see foryonrselves. 

"Pa," said little Johnny McSwilligan, "here's a piece in the paper 
about 'Parasites.' What are they? " "Faris-ites, my boy, are people 
who live in Paris. 1 think you ought to know that, and you in the 
Third Reader." —Tld-Bits. 



i]srsTjR_A.isrcE. 
AGGREGATE ASSETS, $46,000,000. 

London Assurance Corporation of London (Established by Royal 
Charter 1720.] 

§ Northern Assurance Corporation of London [ E.taljll.hcd 1830 I 
ueon Insurance Company ol Liverpool (Established 1867.1 
onncctlcut Fire Insurance* Company of Hartford. Conn. 

HOQERT DICKION, Manager, 
WM. MACDONALD, Ass'l M 
S. E. Cor. California and Montgomery Streets. Sale Deposit Building. 



PACIFK DEPARTMENT 
LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF LIVERPOOL. 

{jasTAssets $ ^ 4 °;°?° 

Cash Assets In Unltod Slates t. 398. 646 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., 

GENERAL AGENTS, 

316 California Street. San Francisco. Mure], 20. 

CALIFORNIA TITLE INSURANCE AND TRUST COMPANY, 

200 .SAX SOME STREET. 

i in Trust Department of thin Company is prepared t-> undertake tin.- man- 
agement "f Estates, for which it ha* peculiar facilities, and <•• acl as Trus- 
tee, Agent, Attorney, etc.; also, as Registrar and Transfer Agent of the 
Stool of Incorporated Companies, [ncome Collected mid Remitted. 

ALL TRUST. FUNDS KEPT SEPARATE. 

CAPITAL STOCK $250,000. 



George L. Bbandbr, 
Wendell Easton, 
Olives Eldbidqk. 



DIRE) ! 

HOR Ll i: 1.. Ihl.l,, JOHN M< Ki.i:, 

P. N. I.IUKN'I HAL, .1. [i. ItANDOL, 

1 i i OROB I'. U IRYB, JR., .1. L. N. Sii ( .:iv\iti>. 



OFFICERS. 

GEO, T. MARYE, .Ik,, PresMeut, _ OLIVER ELDRIDGE, Vic- Presldeut. 



NEVADA BANK 



MILTON i:. i i. ait, Secretary. 



[Dec. li.) 



its Jammry 1, IHSli . ?s:n;,'ji;'.uvj l .Timii i n in> smh*»_> oi- ' i ^.at ' n (5,566,465.92 

)1ub fur policy holders.. 819,382.72 Lusm's since organization. 2,408,453.28 

BorplUSCoverev'ryth'g) 282,280 58 | Income l* N -"> 544,706.88 



HOME MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. 

ORGANIZED 1864. 

Principal Office .216 Sansome Street 

FIRE INSURANCE. 

Capital Paid Up in U. S. Gold Coin $300,000.00 

Reinsurance Reserve $287,096.09 

Assets January i, 1886 

Surpli 
Net Si 

OFFICERS 

J. F. HOUGHTON .. President I CHA8. R. STORY . Secretary 

J. L. N. SHBPARD, Vice-President I it. n. MAGILL General Agenl 

Directors of Tin-: Home Mutual Insurance Co.— l. l. Baker, n. L. Dodge 

J. L. N. Shepard John Curry, J. P. Houghton, John Sinclair, C. Waterl se! 

Chauncey T ayl or, s. H uff, C. T. Rylaud, A. K. P. Harmon. [April -i.] 

ANGLO-NEVADA ASSURANCE CORPORATION OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

FIRE AND MARINE.— Capital, Fully Paid, $2,000,000. 
OFFICE, 410 PINE STREET. 

Directors: 
Louis Sloss, J. B. Haggin, .'■ Roseufeld, J. L. Flood, a. L. Brander, J. w. 
Mackay, W. F. Whlttier, E. E. Eyre, K. L. Griffith, J. Greenebaum, W. II. 
Dimona. 

G. L. BRANDER President. 

J. L, FLOOD ... Vice-President 

C. P. FARNFIELD Secretary [ 3, S. ANGUS Assistant Manager 

BANKi-;u--i— Tin.- Nevada Bauk of Sun Fran c! boo. Dec. f>. 

SOUTH BRITISH AND NATIONAL FIRE AND MARINE INS. CO. 

CAPITAL .. *3J,U(IO,000. 
Unlimited Liability ■■( Bhaieholders, 

THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO. 

CAPITAL $10,000,000. 

W. J. CALLINGHAM & CO Gcucral Agents 

213-215 SANSOME STREET 
R. II. NAUNTON Manager City Department 

Phoenix Assurance Company of London, England [Establs'd 1782.] 

CASH ASSETS, 15,206,872 86. 

British-American Assurance Co. of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1833.] 

CASH ASSETS, 11,848,908 64. 

Western Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada [Estab. 1851.] 

CASH ASSETS, Jl, 857, 828 8a. 
BUTLER & HALDAN, Gen'l Agents for the Pacific Coast. 
413 California Street, San Francisco. 

UNION INSURANCE COMPANY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 

Principal Office 416 California Street 

(CALIFORNIA LLOYDS.) 

Capital $ 750,000 

Assets, Over 1,000,000 

The Leading Fire anil Murine Insurance Co, of California. 

officers: 

GUSTAVE TOUCHARD. . .President | N. G. KITTLE Vice-President 

JaS. D. BAILEY Secretary. 



14 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTBR AND 



Jan. 22, 1887. 



MAG'S LETTER. 

Dear N. L.: It's just '> 1 told you now, didn't I? The town 'a 
goin 1 wild ravin' mad over Patti, 'n there ain't nothin' talked about 
bul tiir " first night." My gracious! won't it be a house. It's a 
mighty good thing 't there 's a ripple of excitement in these operatic 
i oncefts, for there 's so precious little goin 1 on in the way o' gaiety to 
enliven up the hearts o' the girls. Now, I just tell you what 'tis, it's 
prettv hard to be a girl 'n feel your season's slippin 3 by 'n no one say- 
in' "turkey." (Ned says lots o' fellahs '<! say "goose"-— ain't he 
hateful?) 'n there's the debutantes, don't you feel kind o' sorry 
tor 'em? Talkin' about the concert excitement last night, the old 
Judge said 't if hearin' Patti 'n Scalchi 'd only make the would-be 
singers o' society I 't contribute so largely to the daily bread o' Can't- 
i-bellow, galvanic professors, 'n Kill-I-hers) realize how much better it 
M l>e for their sufferin' friends 'n their Pa's purses if they'd give up 
sin gin 1 as an art 'n stick to home ditties, why he'd be willin' to pay a 
premium to them artists to sing a month, 'n he's sure 't heaps o' 
turn 'd join him in doin 1 it too. Now, I wonder if all the men really 
'n truly do Eeel like that; if so, I'm awful glad 't I can't sing. 

Apropos o' singin', 's the Fat Boy 's always savin', what's become 
o' the old girl 'tused to sing to Catti'lie concerts, 'n so forth, so much? 
Kate savs she's devotin* her energies to gettin' her daughter off on 
the 3ea b' matrimony. Tin' dimpled favorite 's got a debutante sis- 
ter in charge, *n 1 s'pect t next Winter when Mr. Charlie returns 
here to live 't they'll have a better time 'n this year. I don't know 
what's the matter this season, whether it's strikes, or explosions, ot 
Low stocks, but no one appears like they wanted to lay out coin in 
entertainin', 'n the young men don't pay attention worth a cent. 
Whv, would yon believe it. I was to a theatre party the other night. 
'n the young men let — — bear all the expenses. However, 's Ned 
savs, what can you expect from a lot o' chaps 't are dyin' to be swell. 
'n'ain'tgot more 'n enough coin to pay their board 'n washin' — So 
von enn't be so much surprised at the way 't girls go for Eastern fel- 
lahs; (yes, 'n the married wimmen, too.) You can't so much blame 
'em, though, after all, to wish for a man's attentions, for the snips 't 
swarm round the parties arc just lit for bread 'n milk diet, always 
exreptin' the "buttons." 'n, as luck 'd have it. there's a new deal in 
the Array chaps, 'n some of 'em are awful nice. The Navy ain't got 
so much to brag on, 'n I s'pose 't that's why there's been so little 
done up to the Navy Yard in the way o' entertainin', like they used 
to with the last set. ' Emily .-ays 't the reason is 'cause the married 
wimmen up tin :re keeps what beaux they have to'emselves. Shouldn't 
wonder a single bit. 

One o' the on dits o 1 Society is 't the young military gent 't the 
Judge made a riddle about, callin' him shell fish (did you ever), has 
made a big hit 'n captured a cap'talists only daughter. She's a real 
sweet girl, 'n just 's pretty 's her namesake from Tennyson." An- 
other whisper 'ts bein 1 wafted about is 't since Samuel's return from 
Siberia, he's fallen head over heels into the same net 's before. But 
you just wait 'n see if a long talked of admiration of a noted brokei 
don't come out 's a weddhv festivity— if you don't believe me, just 
watch 'em to Patti's first night 'n see how things look. To he sure 
he's considerable older 'n her, but that makes it all the more sure 't 
he '11 behave hisself 'n treat her well, 'n so there won't be so much 
danger o 1 divorce. My gracious! if 1 had the kind o' husband 't some 
o" the girls o' my acquaintance has, you just bet 't I'd kick. Now, 
would you like to have your husband goin' galavantin' round with 
Some other woman if you was a wife? Guess not. 

I didn't :_'o up to the ball to Sacramento, 'cause our party broke 
through, owin' to a swell dinner 't some of us was asked to the same 
evenin' here in town— but Ned he went, 'n said 'twas 's good 's a play 
to watch old man Bartlett steerin' clear o'' the wiles o' the ladies, ife 
'11 get bravely over that sort o' kidin' by the time 't he 's spent a 
Winter in Sacramento. I tell you what, the wimmen o' that town 
know more 'n enough how to snaffle a man 'ts got rocks. They don't 
waste no time on pretty boys with nocoin. That's where the 'Frisco 
girls might take a point. But la me. Ma says [ Sacramento aint 
what it used to was in her time 's a girl. I asked the old Judge how 
be got on up tliere durin' the excitement o' makin' the Senator, 'n he 
answered by one o' his everlastin' riddles, " Why is a visit to Sacra- 
mento like a death penalty'? Because it's a capital punishment." 
Mid you ever? Well, to leave the cap'tal subject 'n come back to old 
'Frisco. I bear 't the old boys' ball to the Cosmos Club 's goin' to 
have a old fashion revived, 'n instead o' havin' a cotillion to the end 
o' their party, they're goin 1 to dance the Virginia reel. Folks is won- 
derin' why some of the awful big houses don't have no balls. One 
reason given for one o' them is 't the lady o' the house wants to have 
a reg'lar break-down 's a feature o ! the evenin', bnt the other mem- 
bers 0' the fam'ly *s awful toney 'n won't listen to such a thing, so o' 
course they can't agree, 'n no party 's the result. 

One o' the best things 't Ned has torn us for a long time relates to 
the explosion the other night— o' course you heard it (the noise, not 
tin- story) — *n I reckon like everyone else you thought 't Jim McOord 
was gettin' blown up good by 'them strikers. Well, it appears 't a 
certain lady 't's very toney, 'n very " fly," was out to a little supper 
to tin' Cliff along with a well-known legal " masher " ( I ain't usin' no 
names, but I bet 'tain't necessary, everyone '11 tumble right oti>. 'n 
they was homeward bound when the explosion took place. The 
Madame thought the old man was after her, 'n they say 't such a 
changed woman was never seen. You daresn't even whisper Cliff 
House to her since. I tell you that's a blowin' up 't's been beneficial 
to some parties anyhow, like an ill-wind. Some o' the married wim- 
men in tins town is real scandalous flirts. Now I don't care, 1 will 
say it. A great place for 'em is t<, the Presidio bops. Why Nelly 

said 'l one time out there the way 't Lt. 'n Mrs. went oil 

everyone was talkin' of 'cm. Savs she, "Mag, whv don't von give 
'em a dose?" but gracious! if I was to begin on the married flirts, men 
'n wimmen, why I'd have no room for nothin' else. 

How awful quiet Winnie keeps his matrimonial hopes 'n aspira- 
tions. It's leaked out somehow, though, 't he's devotin' hisself to 
gettin' a dark-browed daughter o' wealth to share his esthetic cottage 
home. 'n the virginal neighbors 't make a sort p' triangle with his 
abode are what my French teacher calls au dese&poir about it. The 
very idea o' wailin' over poor old Win. My gracious, the awful things 



't Emily tells me, every now 'n then, 'bout folks 'd make one afraid 
o' their lives to get married at all. Do you believe 't it's true i a dor- 
tor beats his wile to the Palace Hotel? They say so, 'n 't a widdah, 
who married a fellow with lots o' brass, but no silver or gold, just- 
cries her eyes out 'most 'cause he's so killin 1 mean 'n hateful to her. 
You see, I'm givin' you all the gossip o'-the day. I ain't said nothin' 
about the afternoon german nor the bachelors' cotilion, 'cause one 
party 's just for all the world like the next one— same girls, same 
beaux 'n so forth. 

Talkin' about beaux, don't you think 't Washin'ton Society must 
be pretty badly off for that article when Trnx Beale is said to be one 
o' tlie sh'inin' lights '.' 

Can t-I- bellow 's got a successor for his Spring pupil in a Nob Hill 
girl 't he goes totin" round singin' with him 's a distinguished ama- 
toor. Ne<l says 't he wonders the old man ain't got more sense — 
ain't there a Mrs. Cant- 1 -bellow somewheres? The Fat Dentist 's been 
in a sort o 1 mournin' lately, but I reckon 't he Ml revive for the Patti 
concerts, 'n he 'n the Galvanic professor '11 beam on the audience 's 
usual. I wonder if it's true 't the f. d. left a pretty big share o' his 
affections in New York lately. 

Talkin' about fat people, ain't it consolin' 't the new year began 
with the Fat Boy gone out o' sight, in a literary sense ? Personally he 
swells 'n swaggers round 's usual, but his heavv effusions has got a 
quietus, for which the community is profoundly thankful. Ned says 
't if the fat matron from across the bay could only have her tongue 
silenced as effectually s his trash, why the year '87 would be one to 
point to with pride, it's comical how some folks do bore their friends 
with their loquaciousness (let me take a long breath after that word). 

Well, 1 reekun I'll say ta-ta now. So au rivers till Patti comes. 

Mag. 

The new system of stock speculation which has just been established 
by Messrs. Rodman it Cn., at No. 3J7 California street, is, as was to be ex- 
pected, meeting with great public success. Speculation by this method 
does not require, in order to he successfully pursued, that the speculator 
have a profound knowledge of mines and the men who control them; nor 
dues he need to waste his time in studying the movements of the market. 
Besides, the system is entirely fair, 'there is no humbug or pretense about 
it. The automatic electric s'toek indicator, by which the system is oper- 
ated and the quotations turned in, is a thoroughly reliable piece of 
mechanism and eanuot possibly he tampered with, for to interfere with 
it in any way would put it out of working order. 



The promised special edition opthe Oakland " Daily Tribune " made 
its appearance on Thursday afternoon last, aud is a most interesting publi- 
cation. It consists of some 45 pages of about an even size with the ordinary 
daily edition: it contains a complete description of Alameda County, its re- 
sources, industries and possibilities, and is accompanied by a lithographic 
map, sliowing-a bird's-eye view of Oakland and vicinity. It is carefully 
edited and is a valuable paper to send away. 



Piokinos from PrcK is growing in popular favor every day. The First, 
Secoud and Third Crops are now blossoming for all they are worth. 




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-pKJnCCObSTZ TERRITORIES, 



Sherwood & Sherwood, 

IMPORTERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS. 

SOLE AGENTS 

CROSSE & BLACKWELL'S ENGLISH GROCERIES, 
COLMAN'S LONDON MUSTARD— DOUBLE SUPERFINE, 

EPPS' HOMOEOPATHIC COCOA, 

LIEBIG'S EXTRACT OF MEAT, 
FRY'S CARACAS COCOA AND CONFECTIONS, 
HOUGHTON'S FINEST SUBLIME LUCCA OIL, 

ROSS' ROYAL BELFAST GINGER ALE, 

COX'S SPARKLING GELATINE, 
DAY &. MARTIN'S JAPAN BLACKING, 
JOULE'S STONE ALE, in Hds. and Half Hds., 

BURKE'S GUINNESS' DUBLIN PORTER, 

BURKE'S IRISH AND SCOTCH WHISKIES, 
BASS' PALE ALE, 
MEINHOLD'S ANCHOR BRAND CIDER, Ulster Co., N. Y. 

WAUKESHA MINERAL WATER, Henk, Wisconsin, 

SCHLITZ MILWAUK EE BE ER, in Kegs or Bottles, 

212, 214 Market Street, and 15, 17 Pine Street. 

[Oct. 30.1 



Jan 22, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTI8ER. 



15 



CALIFORNIA'S NEW SENATOR. 
i has, Mi n iiinniier she hi no rauun lo be ashai 
nlleiimu to represent hci varied Interests in tin 

Semite, ol whom she has even reason to be pr I. Hon. 

Hearst, coming from Mi-- ^.n whUal yef com pa ml 
man, wa« one of the carlj j 
lull i 'i vigor and purpose and was then us representative an in 
ua he i- to-day u representative Californian. In the strai 
velous and oftentimes fascinating experiences through which this 
golden tuinsel land has passed, he Iki* taken his full share. Nothing 
has been denied to him. He has partaken of its ups nnd downs; its 
times "i wild excitement and prosperitj and its periods of depression 
and temporary failure. He hi t lost, and lost and w< 

believing ever in the fui 

who should diligently and intelligent!) seek to develop her resources 

to the end, he has -itude- andis bo-day securely anchored 

in a safe harbor of financial and personal success. He learnt as he 

went along and proved himself an iipt scholar; he grew stronger as 

luired experience, and became bolder as he fell more certain of 

bis ground. As n result his interests to-day extend fur beyond the 

borders of the State, and are more extensive and Far reaching than 

of his intimate acquaintances are aware of. Devoting 

;. he has pursued that calling in a manner almost 

entirely his own. He has paid little or no attention to gambling in 

stocks, outof which most mining men have made their fortunes. 

He knew there was b legitimate side to the business and has pursued 

it, choosing to take all the risks in order to secure the honest profits. 

oh no other mining man on this coast to-day knows less of, or 

has profited so little by, the stock deals and excitements of Fine 

street. Bee ing a mining expert almost without a peer, he has 

not a little of his time in excursions into the neighboring States 
and Territories. When he saw what he thought a promising prop- 
he bought it, and at once sought to develop it for all it was 
; ; and if it proved a failure he abandoned it without seeking to 
fool a gullible public through the medium of the stock market. As 
be accepted his failures as all his own, so he is to be cred- 
ited with the nndivided right to his successes. He has not 
"milked the street" by means of worthless stock. No man 
is the poorer by ivasmi of niiniiiL' scrip boomed on the market 
by George Hearst. Yet pursuing his favorite calling inure legiti- 
mately, perhaps, than any other man ever pursued it, he stands to- 
■■■< most representative of the great mining industry. In 
California, Edaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Dakota, I'tah and Montana 
lie holds properties more or less profitable, which give employment 
to-day to over 1,000 men, all of whom are highly paid, and arc happy 
and contented, and ready at a moment's notice to speak from tlie 
mouths of honest miners words of hearty praise of their employer, 
•■ honest Uncle George," as they are admiringly wont to call him. 
But it is not in mining enterprises alone thai Senator Hearst is en- 
He is the owner of a .'in, 1 'no acre ranch in San Luis Obispo 
v, which is fully stocked and profitably occupied. He also owns 
the fee simple of our of the largest cattle farms in New Mexico. As 
the proprietor of the San Francisco daily Examiner, he is well known. 
Seven years ago he found his party without a single representative in 
the daily press of this metropolitan city of the Pacific Coast. He 
supplied the want, and for the first time in :t quarter of a century, 
carried California for the Democratic Presidential candidate. It has 
since sustained the party and supported its candidates, except, sin- 
gular to say, when Mr. Hearst himself happened to be the nominee, 
and has achieved marked success. It is a power in the State, and on 
he Pacific Coast generally, and lias cost its owner a much larger snm 
than is usually supposed. Costly dailies arc not. in the teeth of keen 
opposition, made profitable in a day. Identified in these various 
ways with interests of the Pacific Coast, Mr. Hearst was accepted on 
all hands as the candidate for United States Senator of his party. 
His name proved a tower of strength and materially assisted to carry 
the State for the Democrats. The Legislature at once gave effect to 
the Choice of the people, and Mr. Hearst, without the illegitimate ex- 
penditure of a single dollar, was on Wednesday declared elected LT. 
S. Senator from California for the period of six years, beginning on 
the Itli of March next. 

Such is a brief sketch of the experiences and enterprises of our 
new Senator. It only remains to make mention of a few facts con- 
cerning the man. Mr. Hearst is singularly unassuming in all his 
ways. He is about the least pretentious of men. He is polite and 
accessible to all. Thinking no evil himself, he assumes that all mean 
well toward him, and thus he receives rich and poor alike. In this 
feature of his characterconsists atonce liis weakness and his strength 
alike. It often leads him to he deceived by men unworthy of him, 
whilst, on the other hand, it has, in a perfectly exceptional degree, 
won him the affections of the people. When his merits and demerits 
were being discussed at Sacramento it. was heard on every hand : 
" He will make a people's Senator," and again, " he will make a good 
enough Senator for me." That was the feeling which rendered him 
perfectly impregnable. He had won his way to the popular heart, 
and thus entrenched, the opposition press railed at him, only to make 
him stronger. There was no dislodging such a man. It of course 
suited the opposition to underrate his abilities. All that can be said 
in that connection is that Mr. Hearst is not an orator. But editors, 
writers and others, who have had occasion to consult with him, say 
that on all the live issues of the day he has as clear a judgment as 
any man of his time. He will go to Washington strongly sustained 
bv the people be represents, and will he a power with his party and 
the President. In good time his popularity will be as national as it 
is at present local. 

Ladies, if you want something real nice for dinner, go to the stalls of 
Brown & Wells, Nos. 30 and 31 California Market, and pick out some of 
those delicious Green Peas, New Tomatoes, Asparagus, New Potatoes, aud, 
iii short, every conceivable Fruit ami Vegetable. 

The Legislature now in session will.it is to be hoped, appreciate the 
value of the mining industry in California and do something tore 
lieve hydraulic mines from the outrageous treatment they have late- 
ly received under the pretense of legal regulations. 



POSSIBILITY KS FROM SACRAMENTO. 
Thai per rlvah will now 

■i 1 1i.ii he was the iindou 

nl the i 

— i . ■ ■ nid 
in this world no Ineurahli 
every vision pn en, im rverl ihi trutt 
era the patient totally unreliublo In n n '.vim li 

hi- rival and supposed >■ ■, Is concerned, Thai In tl 

alone enn the strati ■ ■ b 

dailies upon George Hears! he accounted for. Thai i 

whatever wa- paid to them al Sacramento. Thej 

ferred to, and were e tim th .ib lie 

publicana and Democrats. That the flghl for the Sen 

won .it the elections, and now the decree of tic \y 
istered. Hearst is Si natoi md the resull i« satisl i 

over the Pacific Coasl Thai Senator* Sullivan, Lfnehan and 

Pindar, and Assembl) man Lewis were Hie only mbi 

Francisco delegation thai jumped the track and vot 

That the vote on adjournment wan the test vote on 

ship and was made so by agreement. That defeated, II wa ad 
Hearst <»n the nexl ballol would be nominated and mi 

then free to vote as they pleased, Thai the dally crv o 

papers about boodle actually deceived a majority ol the San ; 
cisco delegation into the belief thai they were to be paid for their 

votes. That they were sort on discovering their disappointment. 

That after so much cry there was so little wool thai M ma} 
without tear of successful contradiction, that the Senatorial election 
which has just taken place, has been as clean as any th 
place in California, and what is more, there bos heen no di position 
m any quarter to make it othern ise, except among a fen ol tb 
tag and bob-tail of the slum politicians of San Francisco, and, hap- 
pily, they did not succeed. That, nevertheless, the dailii 

caused a very different story to go Bast, and it will take the m 

ator some time to make the truth known. That he proceeds to 

Washington about the noddle of l'Yhruarv and will take his 

the 1th of March. That Win. D. English will be appointed « Har- 
bor Commissioner by Governor Bartlett before the session closes. 

That Colonel Tobin , for Labor Commissioner, is considered 

a good appointment.— —That the retiring Commissioner, Enos, 
will report a strong bill to the Legislature requiring all chartered 
street railroads to submit grievances that may arise with their work- 
men to arbitration. That this will In.- stoutly opposed by tie 1 c - 

panies, and will lead to perhaps the bitterest tight of the session. 

That Knos will be sent to the capital to champion the strikers' cause. 

That the irrigators appear to be quarreling among themselves, 

and so nothing is likely to be accomplished except the appointment 
of a commission of inquiry. That it is certain if the charter-makers 
would hurry up the Legislature would feel disposed to remain in session 

long enough to dispose of the new instrument. That Gen. Cluniehas 

the fight against the Foreign insurance companies well in hand. 

That the Senate committees are put up to work like a charm. It is 
through them that the real business of the .session will be done.— 
That Assembly committees have 56 clerks and the Senate 83, nil of 
them at $6 per diem. There are altogether about two employes for 
every member. Nothing like if has been seen before. Republicans 
seem to vie with Democrats in pro ting the evil. That ii Con- 
troller Dunn looks into this matter be will find that hardly any ol the 

so-called committee clerks have been regularly appointed. Thai it 

may become necessary to help his memory in this matter That 

no file of bills has yet been prepared and the excuse given is that no 

clerk has been appointed lor the purpose. That until there is one 

it is impossible to tell what bills arc being acted upon. That the 

appointment of new Pilot Commissioners and all matters pertaining 
to pilotage is likely to cause the Governor some little trouble. There 

are rumors of unearthed jobs. There always has been doubts about 
this department. That the ball in honor of < lovernor Burtlett's in- 
auguration was well managed and a pronounced success in every way. 



F R AT I N G E R'S, 

THE LEADING 

CLOAK AND SUIT HOUSE, 

105 Kearny Street. 



In Ladies', Misses' and Children's Cloaks, Suits and 
Jersey Waists, we keep the LA lid EST Stock, the Latest 
Styles unit tin' Most Reliable Goods at l>i/ Far the 

LOWEST PRICES. 



Fine Dressmaking to Order a Specialty. 



^tf~ Packages Delivered Free of Charge in Oakland, Alameda and 
Berkeley. TELEPHONE, 803. 

TfZR-A-Tiirsra-jEiEe's, 

Jan.8.j 105 KEARNY STREET. 



16 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 22, 1887. 



PRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. 

Recorded in the City and County of San Francisco, California, tor the 
Week ending January 19, 1887. 

Compiled from the Records of the Commercial Agency, 401 California Street, S. F. 



Thursday, January 13th. 



URANT. It AND GHANTKK. 



DESCRIPTION. 



Arthur F Low to (ieo Edwards IE Valencia, 24a:C. n Tiffany are, c 191, 

n to a pt, w 209, s 55 t" I"--l' 
.1 I! Ilnguiu et nl to I; Chandler B Chestuut, 137:6 e Hyde, e 68:9x187:6 

I — 50-vara 7*7 

lliliS ALnSoetoU McClusky. S Lombard, 137:6 e .Tones, e 87:6x187:6 

I — 50-vara 521 . .... 
Same to Conrad Heisenberg Se Taylor and Greenwich, s 60x683— 

50-vara 1/7 
Henry F Bruus to II Michaelis Nw Valencia and Mission, sw 15, rrw 

100, lie 65, Be B7:6, s 23:0 to beg 
AStciuberger to J BArrambide N Post, 187:6 w Fierce, w 25x187:6— W 

Addition 429 
Q Boeckma.il el al to Rose Deely Ne I. yon and Pine, e 56:8x100, being 

ill W AdiliioSl 

Iirurv Tallanl to Anion Koeuig N Geary, 137:6 e Leavenworth, c 100 x 
187:6— 50-vara ills 



* 6 
5 
6,000 
4,000 
11,000 
5 
2,7:-.0 
26,000 



Friday. January 14th. 



A Steinberger to Eliza T Grosh N Post, 87:6 w Pierce, w 2-3x1::, ;6, be 

iug in W Addn 429 ... 
ThosStealoj toBichardGratto. 817th, 185 e Guerrero, e 25x90, being 

iuMB70 ... 

llih S ei Ln Soc to Juo N Mover Nil Noe ami 29th, n 51:6x105, being 

in II Addn 170 
II Goldstone to J Feigenbanm N Henry, 126 e Castro, e 26x115 
l. ions. I Brosseau to P Joubert Ne 7th, 227 nw Folsom, nw 24x80, be 

ing in ltw-vara 24'J 

.las Uickunls InK F de la Ossa Lois 22 lo 2."i. block 7, Peoples Home 

stead Assu 
II Bruggemann to W Hammond Sw Dupont and Union, s 30x65, being 

in 50-vara 3S7 
i; Cheyne to F R Drinkhouse.. Sw Eureka and 20th, s 100x130 . 
OFVonRhein lot Hutchings 3 California, 181:3 e Webster, e 25 x 

137 ■;— W Addn 272 . .... 



5 
1,000 



700 
S 



6,000 
500 



1200C 
1,000 



Saturday. January 15th. 



HibS & LSocto HUrnnVlman S lull, 150 e Folsom, e 25x100, being 

in MB 47 

Same to Matthew Hannim S 14th, 125 e Folsom, e 25x100, being 

in M B47 

A G Carver to Adeline T Carver Lots 26 to 30, block 47, City Land As 

Bociation 

iNe 12th, 30 se Kisliug, se 10x80, being 

in M B 10 

e Mission, 100 ne 4th, ne 25x100, be- 
ing in 100-vara IS 

E .Middle street, 112:6 n Pine, n 25x89 

— W Addn SIS .... 

S 18th, 50 w Noe, w 25x75, being in 
I M Block 113 



Mary Wiseman to E P White 
A Robinson to Alex YV Wilson. 
Saml Irving to A Jackson 

.las ijnirk to Martin Tierney. 



$1,300 
1,250 
100 
S50 
10 
6 
10 



Monday, January 1 7th. 



Catiin Duffy lo A Maraschi 5e Stevensou, 125:11 sw Porter, sw 25 
x 100-M B 13 

Hib Sav & Ln Soc to It Hughes E cor Frederick and 2nd, se SOxSO— 
100-vara 93 

Sni-. ,t Loan Soc to Juo Coop Nw Howard and 17th, u 75, w 100, u 

25. w 25. s 100. e 125 1" beg— M B41.. 
;S27th, 150:8 e Sanchez, e 23:6x105— B 

Addn V4 

C Blsasser to Geo E Goebel & w f VY Pierce, 60 s Ellis, s 25x50— W A 431 ; 
subject to n mortgage 

E Jessie, 106 s 20th, s 22x7."', being ill 
M B66 

S Pine, 112:6 w Gougb, w 25x120, be- 
ing in W A 159 

Hi. lid Siunott to Thos Koonev . E Hartford, 195 n 19th, n 25x125, being 
ill M B 113 

E Hardie, 168 n 17th, n 22:6x60, being 
in MB 95 

W cor 11th and Kisliug, nw 37:9x90— 
M B 10 . . . . 

S 17th, 166 e Guerrero, e 33:6x90, lie 
iug ill M B 70 

|Sw 17th and Dearborn Place, w33:0 x 

i 90— M B 70 

S Pine. 137:6 e Powell, e 23x60. being 
in 50-vara 316 

S Pine, li4:i'. e Powell, c 23x60, being 

in ..U-v arft 3 1 6 



lowning to L u A'l.iiiis 



Jus T Walkius lo F Kayser 

s T French to D Livingstone. 



Jas A Spnuldiug to T Martin.. 
Miehl Costello to c Branagan 
Thos Stealey to Juo Blake 

F.dwd J Pringlcto Same 

Mary Fella et al to J Kuttniau. 
.1 G Itiittinan to Kate Kanary. 



*1,S00 

2,850 

7,775 

1,800 

3,000 

10 

10 

750 

1,900 

6,500 

2,050 

1 

325 

5 



Tuesday, January 18th 



Hill S i LSoc to G Uoiidero 

E 11 KittredgctoC Hirshfeld 
V S Longstroth to Kajina Adams 
Jose M Tilioco to Manuel Tinoco 

Paul F Sawyer to J W Pearson 



Ne Mas, .n st and Montgomery ave. se 
122:3, e 2:9, n 100, w SO, s 6:1 to beg 
—100-vara 493 

W Hyde, 34:4 n clay, n 39:4x137:6— 

5IJ I ill :l 1312 

W Wel.-ter. 103:8 n Jackson, n 24 x 

187:6— W Addn 318 
N Jackson, 160:6 w Stockton, u 62:6, e 

28, ii 57:6, '■ 36:6, s 120, w 64:6 to beg 

—50-vara 86, 105 

Nw Hevisadero- and Fulton, Lot 1 
blk 512— TV Addn 



$5,250 
5,200 
5,900 

11,500 
■1,000 



Wednesday, January 19th. 



Jus C low llselld to II A Fox 



Bil siegel toMaigt Kane 

i. coiiie to Mary Netterville 



No Clay and Front, n 27:6x120; s Clav, 
171:6 e Kearny, e 34:4x119:6, and! 

property in San Mateo Co 85,000 

smile C Qnenel to Jno T Grant W Bartlett, 195 B 25th, s 05x117:6, be- 
ing iu SI B 183 3,300 

Sw Harriett, 225 se Howard, se 16:6 x 

j 75— 100-vara 228 j 2,090 

s 12th, HI5 e Folsom, e 25. s 81:9, w 25, 

n 88:6 to beg— M B 17 .1 1,500 

Geo It Gray to Jas Moore Nw Jackson and Lyon, u 127:8x137:6 

— W Addn 62(1 .... 5,500 



PIANOS 



HAZELTOJir BEOS' 

j^hstd ii:E:rvr.:rvE:E & loxstg. 



CHAS. S. EATON, 735 Market Street. 

Sold on Installments. June 13. 



ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

North Belle Isle Mining Company. 

Location of principal place of business— San Francisco, California. Loca- 
tion of works— Tusearora, Elko County, Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors, held on 
the l-tli day of January, 1SS7, an assessment (No. 11) of Fifty Cents (r>0c.) 
per share was levied upon the Capital Stock of the corporation, payable im- 
mediately, iu United States gold coiu.tothe Secretary, at the otlice of the 
Company, No. 310 Pine street. Rooms 15 and i", San Francisco, California. 

Any j^toek upou which this assessment shall remain unpaid on 

The 15th day of February, 1887, will be delinquent. 

And advertised for sale at public auction ; and unless payment is made be- 
fore, will be sold «>ii WEDNESDAY, the ninth (9th) day of .MARCH, 1S87, 
ti» pay the delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and 
expenses <>f sale. Bv order of the Board of Directors. 

J. W. PEW, Secretary. 
OFFICE— No, 310 Pine street, Rooms 15 and 17, San Francisco, Califoruia. 
[Jan. 22.) 



ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

OPHIR SILVER MINING COMPANY. 

Location of principal place ofbusiuess— San Francisco, Califoruia. Loca- 
tion of works — Virginia Mining District, Storey County, State of Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given, that at a meeting of the Board of Directors, held 
on the 15th day of December, 1SS6, an assessment (No. 52) of 50 cents per 
share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation, payable imme- 
diately in tinted Slates gold coin, to the Secretary at the otlice of the Com- 
pany, "Room 4, Nevada Block, No. 30J Montgomery street, Sail Francisco, 
California. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 
Eighteenth day of January, A. D. 1887, will be delinquent, 
And advertised for sale at public auetion, and unless payment is made be- 
fore, will be sold on MONDAY, the SEVENTH day of FEBRUARY, 1887, to 
pay the delinquent assessment, together witli costs of advertising and ex- 
penses of sale. E. B. HOLMES, Secretary. 

Office— Room 4, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. [Dec. 18. 

J. B. Paiikman, Late with Madison & Burfce. 

G. H. Umbsen. Late with Madison &. Burke. 

J. H. H.UBD, Late E. W. Woodward & Co.. Land Agents. 

HURD. UMBSEN & CO. (Successors to C. W. Beach & Co.), 

Real Estate Agents and Rent Collectors, 
Houses Rented. Insurance Brokers. Nq 10 Montgomery St., San Francisco 

Branch Office— S. W. Cor. California and Fillmore. Personal attention 

fiveu to all business eutrusted to us, aud full charge taken of property, 
arming Lands aud Ranches forsale iu all parts of the State. [March 20.] 



R. E. WILHOIT & SONS, 

SEABCHEBS OF EECOBDS, 

Real Estate and Loan Agents, 

| April 8.] Stockton, San Joaquin County, Cal.. 234 Main Street. 



HALL'S SAFE AND LOCK COMPANY, 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

HALL'S PATENT SAFES, BANK LOCKS and 

VAULT WORK, STEEL JAIL CELLS, 

[April 3. J 213 and 215 California Street. San Francisco. Cal. 

HENRY C. HYDE, 

ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR - AT - LAW. 

MICROSCOPICAL EXAMINER 

01 Handwriting, Inks, Papers, etc., in the Detection of Forgeries, 

Counterfeits and Imitations. 



411! = CALIFORNIA STREET, San Francisco. 



April 17 



FRANKLIN P. BULL, 

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 

Rooms 6 and 7, 234 Montgomery Street. 

[June 13.) 

MME. WALDO-COHEN, 

Teacher of Piano-Forte, Singing, Deportment 
and Etiquette, 

1215 CLAY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO. | Dec. 11. 



ALASKA COMMERCIAL COMPANY. 

No. SIO Sansome Street, : : San Francisco 
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FURS. 



82, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA A.DVERTI8ER. 



17 



NOTABIL1A. 



Little JohmuV bought .» tool cheat, 

"Twaa ihc beal he - 
■ in 'I rum ■ plane,' " said little Johnnte, 

■ l'T tin* 'limift '- sure t" bore. 
Oaesa I'll take my little cf> 

< Kit upon the ' block ' .-r ' square.* 
I'vi- ■ • nil, 1 but guesu I'll hamtner 

Nails and screws while ! nm there. 
Bought my chest," >;n<l Intl. Johnnie, 

" At QB8 on Market street. 
<>>Iktii «v Alexander keeps 'em, 

Ami their t«»'l> cannot be beat." 

Mrs. Minks: "Ohl such a lucky accident happened to-day." Mi, 
Minks (suspiciously); " Mighty few accuietite that happen to us are 
lucky." "You know that girl I engaged yesterday?' "Of course: 
wall ! "' "Well, to-day she started the kitchen lire with kerosene and 
blew the kitchen roof off. Why, you could hear it for three squares." 
"Great Ctcaar!" "Yea, isn't it lucky! That Mrs. Upstart won't 
wonder if we keep a girl now." Omaha World, 

"Say. the next time you have something t«» draw 1 wish you'd Let 
me watch you," remarked a reporter to the staff artist. "Id like to 
see how it's done." "Come with me Un mediately, thru," was the re- 
ply. "I am now on my way to the counting-room to draw my BaJary, 
ami then 1 am going to buy some of those pure ami unadulterated 

Liquors Which are sold by P. J. t'as-m A: <;.., Washington ami r.at- 
tery streets." 

Tramp (to gentleman in City Hal! 1'ark)- "Will yon kindly allow 
me to glance at your paper tor a moment, sir? lam anxious to see 
tin- weather predictions." Gentleman (handing him the paperV 
" Certainly, An- you interested in the weather?" Tramp— "Yes, 
sir. I live principally on wind, and I want to find out what I'm to 
have tor dinner to-day." —Life. 

Tennyson has at last bequeathed to the English language a word 
that will rhyme with "youngster." Now. why is not an auctioneer 
a lungster, ami a bar-keeper a bungster? I >ur language must be en- 
riched more particularly with words which are appropriate to tell our 
friends that deli, ions Lunches, Breakfasts, Dinners and Suppers are 
served at the Original "Swain's Bakery," No. 213 Sutter street, San 
Francisco. 

Among the funny sights in society are the meetings between the 
bald-headed old heaux and the made-up old girls, as they have been 
going on for twenty years, and all chattering little bits of nonsen.se 
through false teeth with the certainty of knowing they are not hum- 
bugging each other much. —Xcw Orleans Pkaijuiu-. 

In a letter from Hon. Mrs. Pery, Castle tirey, Limerick, Ireland, 
Bbown's Bronchial Tbochbs are thus referred to: "Having brought 
your 'Bronchial Troches' with me when I came to reside here, I found 
that after I had given them away to those I considered required 
them, the poor people will walk for miles to get a few. For Coughs, 
'old- ami Throat Diseases they have no equal. Sold on!;/ in. ■'>•'.>■> ■.-■. 
Price 25 cents. 

The funeral was over, and a few personal friends were taking din- 
ner with the bereaved widow. "Won't you have some more of the 
ro;ist beef, Mr. Smith," she asked. "Thanks," he replied, "I believe 
I will. The ride to the grave and back lias given me quite an appe- 
tite." —New Fork Sim. 

Grocer: "Eggs are forty cents a dozen ami are rifling." Professor: 
■'I'm very glad to hear it." limivr; "Glad to hear it! Why?" Pro- 
fessor: "I'm going to lecture this Winter? " Ami then the grocer 
rubbed bis nose thoughtfully ami murmured that the Era perishable 
Paint which is sold by J. R. Kelly & Co., Market street, goes three 

times as far as Other paints. 

Peckham (meeting an old friend) — "Why, Dihgley, is this: you? 
I haven't seen you for ten years. How are you, anyhow?" Ding- 
ley— "Oh, I'm just like I used to be. By the way, Peckham, how's 
your wife? You used to say you had tin' boss girl when you were 
single." Peckham (sadly)— "She's -still boss." '—Life. 

"Little boy," said an old gentleman who wore one of those beauti- 
ful plug hats which are sold by White, No. 614 Commercial street, 
"why do you cry 80 bitterly V" " '< 'ause 1 jest lost fifty eeuts." '*IHd 

you drop it down acoal-holeV" "Wuss'n that. I lost it over in de 
bueket shop, speekerlatin' in stocks." 

Oscar Wilde has grown stout and flabby and red-neeked and 
round, and when any one laughs at him for carrying one shoulder 
down and walking on the sides of las heels he is not a bit annoyed. 
lie invented a craze, made his fortune out of it ami lias turned from 
daisies to fat roast beef. — Detroit Free Press. 

Poison-oak cured bv Steele's Grindelia Lotion. Twenty years' ex- 
perience has proved this remedy to be a specific. Apply immediately 
after returning from a picnic excursion, and the dread eruption will 
be prevented. James G. Steklk A Co., n"i5 Market street. 

Consistency may be a jewel, but the man who expects '2 ,00(1 pounds 
of black diamonds in a ton is a fuel. — St. Paul, Herald. 

The Elite Photographic Studio, No. 838 Market street, is one of 
the best establishments of the kind in San Francisco, bife-size pic- 
tures are taken there (from life) which are far superior to enlarge- 
ments. 

"I dread to "watch the falling snow," sings a poet. Of course you 
do. You imagine the editor up-stair.s has torn up your latest effusion 
and that you see the scraps descending. — Youkcrs Statesman. 

The rooster arranges his notes in order of the crow-matic scale, 
and the embarrassed man goes to Uncle Jacobs, 613 Pacific street, for 
money. 



vhli h must always be <l b\ band 

picking p... 

J\F I i in- celebrated w i 

all nrat-clasa druggiflta unci Trade marl tar within a Nhiuuf. 

A Howling Swell At. idi i rated tooth. 

Jay-Eye-See Liniment is a positive OUM b-r bunions and tore feet. 

The latest malady ie tea Urium tremens, Colvmbv 

H. W. Patrick. Teacher pi i i,. Piano, N. B. C or. Taylor and 

STEAM BOILER INCRUSTATIONS. 

Old Scale Removed, Formation of New Scale Prevented. 
fl Ithonl the ltd ol i heinicals, by the Dae ol the 

Llewellyn Filter-Heater and Condenser! 

(Over 300 in D.uly Use on the Pacific Coast.) 

Removes all Impurities it the Water before Entering tne Boiler. 

Beats the Water to 212°, Bavea froi i i I per cent. In tho Amount ol 
Water Deed. 

Illustrated and Descriptive Pamphlet Forwarded on application lo 

Llewellyn Steam Condenser Manufacturing Co., 



880 Pine street, Ban Fra 



[Sept n. 



WHITE ASH STEAM COAL, 

FROM GREEK RIVER MINES. 

The Best Steam Coal ! The Cheapest Steam Coal ! 

NO KLINKER, NO SOOT, 
And Less Ash and Smoke than Any Other' Coal ! 

BLACK DIAMOND COAL MINING COMPANY, 

Dec. 25.] S. E. Corner Spear and Folsom Streets. 

GENUINE ENGLISH MILKWEED, 

FOR THE COMPLEXION, 

Liquid and Powder, In Fmir Tints— White, Flesh, Pink and Cream, Fines 

Article yet produced, 60c, 75c. and $1.00. Sold only at 

Edwin W. Joy's Pharmacy, 

Sept. 25. | 852 MARKET STREET, Cor. Stockton, San Francisco. 



A GOOD SPORTSMAN 

Uses U. S. Waterproof Shot Shells, 

U. S. Sure Fire Primers, 
TJ. S. Solid Head Rifle Cartridges and 

Utah Far-Killing Powder. 
[Nov. 27.) 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Office oT the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society, 
N. E. Corner Montgomery and Posl Streets, 

san Francisco, January 8, 1887. 
At u regular meeting of the Board ol Directors of this Society, held this 
day, it dividend, at the rate of S% per cent, per annum, fnr the sis mouths 
ending with December 31, L886, whs declared on all deposits, free from all 
taxes, ami payable from ami after this date. 
Jan. s.| a. .1. TOBIN, Se cretary. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE, 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 

For the half-year ending Dec. 81st, 1886, the Board ol Directors ol THE 
GERMAN SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY has declared a Dividend at the 

rateol four and thirty-tw le-huudredths (-1 82-100) per cent. per annum 

on Term Deposits and three and sixty uue-hundredtns (S 60-100) percent, per 
annum on ordinary deposits, payable on and after the 3d day of Jan., 1887. 

Jan. 1.] By order. GEO. LETTB, Secretary. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The California Savings and Loan Society, 
Northwest Corner Powell ami Eddy Streets 
For the imlf year ending December 31st, 1886, adividend has been declared 
at tlir rate of four and one-half (4^) per cent, per annum on Term Deposits, 
and three ami three-fourths (3%j per cent, per annum on Ordinary De- 
posits, free from taxes, payable on and after January 3d, 1887. 
Jan, i.| VERNON CA MPBELL, Secretary. 

C. WOOLRICH, 

Commission and Forwarding Agent, Mazatlan, Mexico. 

Agent for Pacific Mail S. S. Co., Royal Mail 8, i*. Co., The Marine Insur- 
ance Co. and Lloyds of London. 

A residence of 34 years on the wcsl coast of Mexico enables me to offer 
useful services and large experience to Intending investors and owners of 
properties for the purchase and sale of mines, lauds, etc., in Sinaloa and 
adjoining States. 

Merchandise and machinery forwarded to the interior ami all commis- 
sion business transacted v. itii care and pu nctuality. [Oct. 2, 

"lELBY SMELTING AND LEAD COMPANY, 

416 Montgomery Street, : : San Francisco 

Gold and Silver Refinery and Assay Office. 

£J^-Mauufai'l.iirer,s of l;lu,--lu[ir, l.nni Pipe, Sheet Lend, Shot and 
The "Standard" Machine-Loaded Shotgun Cartridges, under the 
Chamber/in Patents. 



IS 



SAX FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 22, 1887. 



WORLD, FLESH AND DEVIL 



Tin- recent improvement in the Emper- 
or William's health is said to be due to the 
fact that since his return to Berlin he has be- 
come much more amenable to the wishes of 
his physicians. He does not now expose him- 
self to cold weather as he has hitherto insisted 
on doing; he sleeps in a warm room, instead 
of having his apartment arranged as if he 
were a robust subaltern in a barrack; and he 
no longer Lives by clockwork. Tin- Emperor 
till recently never either ate or drank except 
at certain specified hours, when he indulged 
liis appetite in a verj reckless way. But now 
his Majesty takes some kind of food every two 
hours, such as very strong beef-tea, eggs beat- 
en up with wine, fcbkay and cream, coffee and 
isinglass. 

According to a Yokohama paper, note- 
worthy efforts are being made to develop the 
Japanese copper trade. The Ashio mine yields 
about 1 1,000,000 pounds of copper per annum. 
The ci >pper was formerly exported by foreign 
merchants, first to Calcutta for refining, and 
then to London. During the last two years, 
however, a copper-refining factory has been 

at work at Ilonyo, in Tokio. and the copper 
for Loudon has been sent directly. The im- 
portance of the trade has consequently in- 
creased. Complaints have been made of the 
brittleness of Japanese copper, and this defect 
has hem attributed to the imperfect method 
of refining. Last spring, the company suc- 
ceeded in improving its process; the silver 
and bismuth contained are now extracted, and 
pure copper is obtained. 

< if the corn raised in this country, says 

the Chicago Grocer, 180.000.000 bushels are used 
in human rood, 624,000.000 for working ani- 
mals. 20,000,000 lor seed, 100.000,000 for the 
production of spirits and glucose, 65,000,000 
for export, and 900.000.000 for the food of meat 
producing animals, making altogether a con- 
sumption of 1,889,000 000 bushels. Only about 
one-twentieth goes into spirits. The animals 

get the bulk of it. 

The honor, says the Court Jxmrnal, of 

being the first banjo player in England, not 
meaning thereby the extreme best, is being 
disputed among the distinguished performers 
on that instrument. Of course this would be 
a great deal to be proud Of, considering that 

the banjo is creeping up high in society and 
becoming royal. 

"Why, I am told, my friends," said a 

New York temperance orator, in an earnest 
tone, "that there arc 16,000 liquor Saloons in 
sight of Trinity Church steeple. What do 

you think of that?" A voice replied: "It's 

wuth climbin' (hiccough) up to see." 

—Ruffler in Vanity Fair. 
In imitation of the German innova- 
tion, «iogs are being trained in the French 
army for "special services." What are those 
special services? Surely they will not make 
them light. That would be ennobling dogs 
indeed, and make them the equal of. man. 

— A great discussion has been going on at 
Ratzeburg in Germany as to whether or not a 
negro bab\ is born black. The discussion will 

most likely travel fr Ratzeburg to Bon 

Hiedelberg, and keep the professors at it dur- 
ing tile next few years. 

— —The Louisiana orange crop, which has 
just been harvested, is said to be less than 
one-tcnth.it' the average, ami thw fruit is re- 
tailing at New Orleans at 30 to 50 cents a 
dozen, againsl 10 to 30 cents at the corre- 
sponding time last year. 

The German flag has been hoisted on 

the chief island- of [he Solomon group. This 
pr ■ - . In: it 13 said i in cm. rui U \ "with m 

understanding come to some time ago by Ger- 
many ami Great Britain. 

Ohio will have a centennial in 1888 to 

Commemorate the first settlement on its ter- 
ritory, at the confluence of the Muskingum 
and Ohio rivers. An exposition may be held. 

A French Commission has just return- 
ed from America with machinery which will 
make 3ii, null repeating rifles a month. 

During last season twenty thousand 

bushels of onions were raised on one farm in 
Warren county, N. J. 

Prince Bismarck'slastcriticism on Lord 

Randolph Churchill is that, he is "a twopenny 
Cataline." 



Something New.- "Featherbone," an ar- 
ticle prepared from the quills of geese and 
turkeys, is largely taking the place of whale- 
bone in the manufacture of whips, etc., for 
which whalebone was formerly used exclusive- 
ly. 

About 50,000,000 eggs are consumed 

every day in this country, or about one for 
each inhabitant, which' includes, however, 
those used in the arts. 



O-Qf") p. M. (except Sunday), Expres: 
" ' t ~> K - f Eden, Alvarado, Newark, Centro 



SOUTH PACIFIC COAST RAILROAD. 



Passenger Trains Lea-e Station Foot of Market 
Street, South Side, at: 

4 -HO *■ «• KVEKV SUNDAY— Hunters' train 
•*-"-' for SAN juse, stoppiugat all Way- 
Stations. 

8.ori a. m. daily— For Alvarado, Newark, Cen- 
• ow treville, Alviso, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, 
Los Gatos. Wright's, Glenwood, Felton. BigTrees, 
Boulder Creek, SANTA CRUZ and all Way-Sta- 
tions. 

ss— Mt. 
ntreville, 
Alviso, Agnew's, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE, Los 
Gatos, and all Stations, to Boulder Creek and 
SANTA CRUZ. 

A *Qf~) P- M. daily— For SAN JOSE, Los Gatos 
^ ■C-JV-' au( j intermediate points. 

$C EXCURSIONS to SANTA CRUZ and 
<J BOULDER CREEK, and $2.50 to SAN 
JOSE on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, to return 
on MONDAY, inclusive. 

$1.75 to SANTA CLARA aud SAN JOSE and re- 
turn. Sundays only. 

8:30 a. >r. aud 2:30 p. M. Trains connect with 
Train at Sao Jose for New Almaden and points 
on Almaden Branch. 

8:80 v. m. and 2:30 p. M. trains connect with stage 
at Los Gatos for Congress Springs. 

AH through trains connect at Felton for Boulder 
Creek aud points on Felton and Pescadero railroad. 

TO OAKLAND AND ALAMEDA. 

§6 :00 — $6 :30— }7 :00— 7 :30— S :00 — 8 :30 — 9 :00— 9 :30— 
10:00—10:30—11:00—11:30 A. M.— 12:00— 12:30— 1:00— 
1 :30— 2 :00— 2 :30— 3 :00— 3 :30— ( :00— 1 .30— 5 :00— 5 :30 — 
6:00— 0:30— 7:00— 7:30— S:30— 9:30— 10:45— 11:45 p. M. 

From BROADWAY ami FOURTEENTH Streets, 
OAKLAND: (»:30 — $0:00 — 56:30— 7:00— 7:30— 8 :0O— 
8:30-9:00—9:30-10:00—10:30—11:00—11:30 a. m.— 
12:00 — 12:30—1:00 — 1:30 — 2:00—2:30—3:00 — 3:30 — 
4 :00— 4 :30 — 5 :00— 5 :30— 6 :00— 6 :30 —7 :00— 7 :30— 8 :30— 
9:30— 10:45-11:45 p. M. 

From HIGH STREET. ALAMEDA: $5:10—55:46— 
$6 : 10— 6 :46— 7:16— 7 :40— 8 :16 — 8 :40— 9 :1(>— 9 :40— 10 :16— 
10:46—11:10—11:40 A. M— 12:16— 12:46 — 1:16— 1:40 — 
2:16 — 2:46— 3:16— 3:46— 1 :16 — 1 '40—5:10—5 .40 — 6:16— 
0:40— 7:16— 9:16— 10:31— 11:31 v. u. 

(Sundays excepted. 



Ticket, Telegraph and Transfer Offices, 222 
MONTGOMERY ST., San Francisco. 
L. FILLMORE, Superintendent. 

W. T. FITZGERALD, G. F. ami P. Agt. 



OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY, 

Carrying U. S., Hawaiian and Colonial Mails 



Will leave the Company': 
and Folsom streets, 



Wharf, corner Steuart 



For Honolulu: 
S. S. Australia, 3,000 tons February 2d. 

For* Honolulu, Auckland and 
Sydney, Without Change: 

The Magiiiaceut 3,000-ton Iron Steamer 
Mariposa Saturday, February 12th, al 2 p. u 

Or immediately on arrival of the English mails. 

For Freight or Passage apply at Office, 327 Mar- 
ket street. 



Jau. 22. 



JOHN D. SPREOKELS & BROS., 

General Agents. 



JOSEPH GILLOTT'S STEEL PENS. 

Gold Medal, Pan's, 1878. 
fj^" Sold by all Stationers. Sole Agent for the 
United States, MR. HENRY HOE, 91 John Street. 
New York. Jan. 5, 



CLOSES DOORS WITHOUT SLAMMING. 

The NORTON 

DOOR-CHECK and SPRING 

For sale on y by 

FRANK D. MORRELL, 
256 Market Street, near Front, San Francisco 




111(101/ * ,,B * LI " * :t0 H »<"■•« and expenses 

VlUn^ !"'"'' Valuable oiillit and particulars free. 

'"•■ •<► .VICKERY , All /a Mh , Mb i„e. 




THE DONAHUE BROAD GAUGE ROUTE. 

COMMENCING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 1886, 
aud until iurther notice, Roats and Trains will 
leave from and arrive at San Francisco l'as- 
seurjer Depot, MARKET-STREET WHARF, as 
follows: 



Leaves. F. 


Destination. 


Arrive in S. F. 


Week 
Days. 


Sundays 


Sundays 


Week 

Days. 


7:45 a. m. 
3 :30 P. M. 


8:00 a.m. 


Petaluma. 

Santa Rosa. 
Fulton 


fi:10r.Jt 


8:50 a. m. 

11:05 c. M. 








. ' Healdsburg, 

Cloverdale & 

Way Stations. 












7:45 a. m. 


8:00 a. m. Guerneville. 


0:10 p. M. 


6:05 p. M. 



Stages connect at Santa Rosa for White Snlphnr 
Springs, Sebastapol and Mark West Springs; at 
Clairrille for Skages Springs, and at Cloverdale 
for Highland Springs, Kelseyville, Soda Bay, Lake- 
port, Saratoga Springs, Bine Lakes, Bartlett 
Spriugs, Ukiah, Eureka, Navarro Ridge, Mendo- 
cino City aud the Geysers. 

EXCURSION TICKETS from Saturdays to Mon- 
days—To Petaluma, $1 75; to Santa Rosa, $3; to 
He'aldsburg, $4: to Cloverdale, $5. 

EXCURSION TICKETS, good for Sundays only— 
i'.i Petaluma, $1 50; to Santa Rosa, $2; to Healds- 
bnrg, $3; to Cloverdale, $4 50; to Guerneville, $3. 

From Sau Francisco to Poiut Tiburou and San 
Rafael, Week Days—7:45 a. m., <J:10 a. m., 3:30 p. M., 
5:00 P. M.,6:15 P. M.; Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a. k,, 
11:00 a.m. 1:45 p. m., 5:00 P. M. 

To Sau Francisco from San Rafael, Week Pays— 
6:30 a. m., 8:00 a. m., 10:30 a. m., 3:4X1 p. m m 5:05 P. m.; 
Sundays: 8:10a. m.,9:40 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 
5:00 P. M. 

To San Fraueisco from Poiut Tiburon, Week 
I >;i\ ^ — 7 :00 A. M., S:20 a. m., 10:55 A. M., 4:05 P. M., 
5:30 p. M.: Sundays: 8:35 a. m., 10:05 a. m., 1>:40p. M., 
3:55 p. M., 5:30 P. M. 



II. C. WHITING, 

Superintendent. 



PETER J. MeGLYNN, 
Geu. Pass, aud Tkt. Agt. 



fW TICKET OFFICES— At Ferry and 222 Mont- 
gomery St., and N° 2 New Montgomery St. 

SONOMA VALLEY R, R. 

Steamer JAMES M. DONAHUE Leaves San Frau- 

cisco and Connects with Trains at SONOMA 

LANDING, as follows: 

4.f~\r\ p.m., Daily (Sundays excepted), from 
■ W WASHINGTON-STREET WHARF, for 
the Town of Sonoma, Glen Elleu and Way Points. 



Sunday Excursions. 

B.-fC5 a. m. {Sundays only), from WASHING- 
. 1£> TuN-STREE'r WHARF, for the Town 
of Sonoma, Glen Ellen ami Way Points. Ronud- 
Trip Tickets: To Sonoma. *l.l)0; to Glen Ellen, $1.50. 



II. C. WHITING, PETER J. MeGLYNN, 

Superintendent. Gen. Pass, aud Tkt. Agt, 



TICKET OFFICES— At Ferry and 222 Mont- 
gomery St., and Ng 2 New Montgomery St. 



PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 

The Company's Steamers will sail as follows: 

For New York via Panama 

and Way Ports, 

Steamers sail 

8th, 15th, 23d and 30th of Each Month, at 10 a. M 

f^-For Ports of Call, see Daily Papers. ~VB 

Tickets to New York at greatly reduced rates. 

CABIN, $75; STEERAGE, $30. 
Passengers hooked through to and from Europe 
by any line. 

For Hongkong via Yokohama, 

S. S. City of Peking January 22d, 2 p. m 

S. s. City op Sydney . .February 12th, 2 p. m 
S. S. City of Riode Janeiro .March 5th, 2 p. u 

S. S. City of New York March 24th, 2 p. M 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohoma aud return at 
reduced rates. 

For Freight or Passage apply at the Office, cor- 
ner Firstand Branuan streets. 

WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., 
,lau. S.] General Agents. 



"i 



HC 



SCIENTIFIC AND USEFUL. 



\hnm* 



The Purll 

dull mi others, anil n similar .•luini li 
■ 
- ntly on the action "i mi< 
leal wounds, I'nifi — >i l S. i>eunU, 
of \. u V.irk. -t.it.-.i that during lii* laal trip 

■ ■ 
to t«t the parity of the ulrnboul 1,000 miles 
(rout land. He employed capsules 

elatine, and exposed them foi 
minutes. One capsule was exposed in the 
state room upon tin- main deck "i the steamer. 
Within eighteen hours over 500 points of In- 
had developed. Two i-;n^ulr- exposed 
in i >i rn il:«r manner in ;i cabin on tin- prome- 
nade deck, where tin- circulation of ;iirw:is 
free, showed five or *i\ points o( infection 
each ten days afterwards. A capsule i 
over the bow of the ship was found I 
tirely uncontaminated. -—Public " : 

Thunderstorms.- -l-'nun n studj of thirty- 
two years observations of thunderstorms in the 
Vienna region, Dr. Hann finds thai there Is a 
double maximum of frequency. The greatesl 
number occur in thefirsi hall ol June, the 
second smaller maximum is in the end of 
July ; between these i- a secondary minimum. 
(Thunderstorms hardly ever occur in Winter.) 
This agrees with observations in Munich. In 
Brussels most thunderstorms occur in the 
second halves of June and July. The dailg 
period in Vtenna shows s chief maximum 
abooi 8.20 p.m.. and a secondary one al \.'2 
\. m. The spring and summer storms come 
from the east and south-east, and 
seem to belong i" Mediterranean depressions, 
coming op from tin- Adriatic, ns those of late 
summer seem to be on the south or south-east 
border of Atlantic depressions. 

A Scientific Prinoe.— The Prince of Monaco 
(says the Paris correspondent of the Daily 
iph) has been occupying his spare time 
in a very useful and scientific manner. He 
has been studying t lie -peed of ocean currents 
by means "i a series of experiments rnaie 
from the deck of his yacht, the HirondelU . Be- 
forethe close of the Summer he submerged 
500 1» 'i ties off* the coast of the < lhannel, in the 
latitude of Paris, and some of them have*al- 
readybeen found on the coast of Portugal, 
The Prince hopes to be able, according to M. 
Bouquet de la Grye, of the Paris Academy of 
Science, to find out, bv the time of the arrival 
of the bottles on the distant coasts, the mini- 
mum force of the currents, a scientific prob- 
lem which has been hitherto unsolved. 

Glass Railroal Sleepers.— Mr. Siemens 
has stated that a -ample of his glass sleepers, 
tested at the Anderston Foundry Company, 
Glasgow, "resisted a falling weight of :•'- cwt. 
foiling upon a rail placed upon the sleeper set 
in sand ballast, beginning at H inches and ris- 
ing by succeeding increments wi ii inches up 
to !> feet 'I inches— the maximum elevation 
to which the test ram could be elevated— with- 
out effect until the blow had been repeated for 
the sixth time. Cast-iron sleepers are expect- 
ed to withstand a similar test up to 7 feet only. 
The cost of glass sleepers will be considerably 
less than those of either cast iron or steel, 
while the material is practically imperishable. 
— Mining ana Engineering Journal. 



CALIFO RNIA ADVERTISER 
SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY. 

PACIFIC BY8TKM 

Train* Lei. ...Arrive at 

SAN FRANCI 



Never Open Your Mouth 
Except to put something to eat into it, is an excel- 
lent motto for tlie gossip nn.l the sufferer from ca- 
tarrh. But while the gossip is practically incur- 
able, there is no excuse tor anyone's suffering 
longer from catarrh. Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy 
i- uti unfailing cure for that offensive disease. It 
heals the diseased membrane, and removes the 
dull and depressed sensations which always at- 
tend catarrh. A short trial of this valuable prepar- 
ation will make the sufferer feel like a new being. 



Don't take that "cocktail in the morning." If 
you have a " swelled head." nauseated stomach 
and unstrung nerves resulting from the "con- 
vivial party last night," the sure and saf( way to 
clear the cobwebs from the brain, recover zest 
for food and tone up the nervous system, is to use 
Dr. Pierce's "Pleasant Purgative "Pellets." Sold 
by all druggists. 



The only reliable cure for catarrh is Dr. Sage's 
Catarrh Remedy. 



8:00 A. 

4 oo r 

: n > 

l 00 p 

•8 90 i 
10:00 a. 

: so v. 

8:30 A. 
8:00 p. 

4:00r. 
•1:00 p. 

8:30 A. 
110:00 A. 

3:00 p. 

8:80 a. 
•9:30 a. 
•3:30 p. 



From Jan. 2. 1887. 



itoga and Kapa 



I AKKIVK 

I ( from I 



t l" p. 
Portland ■> i" p. 






i Martinez 

lone vni i.t\ ormore. 
Knight's Landing 
Ltvermore and Ptea&antoo. 

Martinet 

Milton. 
MoJave.Denilng.ElPasoa Basl 

Nilo iilnl IIiiyii ur is 
Ogden tiliil Bast. 

Bluff Via Mary.-, ill,' 

Sacramento i ,i Be itcla 

\ in Ltvermore 
vi,i Beuicla 
" via Beulola 

Sacrami'iiin River Steamers 

Sun Jose 



.Stockton via Ltvermore 
via Martinet 
" via Martlnes 

Tulare and Fresno 



in in , 

1 , 

•8 l" , 

a i" p. 

hi lii V 
8:40 p. 

11 in I. 
10 

. l'i p. 

10:10 a. 

•i. no ,. 

9:40 a. 

:. in p. 

■7 10 P, 
10:40 a. 
•7 :40 p. 



p. for Afternoon. 



LOCAL KERRY TRAINS. 

From " SAN FEANCISCO," Daily. 

To EAST OAKLAND— "6:00, (i:30, 7:00, 7.110, 6 00, 

8:30,9:00,9:30,10:00,10:30. 11:00, 11 80, 12:00,12:30, 

1:00. 1:30, 2:00, -j : :j i. ;) ; oo, :; ;!n, 4 : oo, 4 :l0, 6:00. 5:30, 

6:00, 6:30, 7:00. S:00, 9:00. 10:00, 11:00. 12.00. 

T0 28D AVENUE, EAST OAKLAND— Same as "To 

East Oakland " until 6:80 p. u., Inclusive, also 

at 9:00 iv u. 

1" FRUIT VALE— »6:00. 6:30. 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 
•2:30, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:80, 6:00, 6.30. 9:00. 

To FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— «J. 30, 7:00, 12:00. 

To ALAMEDA— »6:00, '6:30, 7:00, >7:30. S:00, *8:30, 
9:00, 9:30. 10.00, J10:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 112:80, 
1:00, 11:30, 2:00, 12:30,3:00, 3:30, 4:00,4:30, 5:00,5:30, 
8:00, 6:80, 7:01), 8:00, 9:00. 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To BERKELEV— *i!:00, *«:30, 7:00, *7:30. 8:00, '8:30, 
9:00, 9:30,10:00, J10:30, n : oo, Jll:30, 12:00,112.30, 
1:00, Jl::i0, 2:00, 12:30,3:00,3:30,4:00,4:80, 5:00, 5:30, 
6:00, 6:30, 7:00. 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00. 

To WEST BERKELEY— Same as " To Berkeley." 



To "SAN FRANCISCO," Daily. 

FROM FRUIT VALE— 0:50, 7:20, 7:50, 8:20. 8:50, 9:20, 
•10:19, 4:20, 4:50, 5:20, 5:50. 6:20, 6:50. 7:47. 9:50. 

From FRUIT VALE (via Alameda)— "5:22, 5:52, 
•6:22, 19:14. *3:22. 

FROM 2)d AVENUE, EAST OAKLAND— 6:55, 736, 
7:55, 8:2.5. 8:55, 9,25, 9:55, 10:25, 10:55, 11:25, 11:55, 
12:25, 12:55, 1:25, 1:55, 2:25. 2:55. 3:25, 8:65, 1:25, 
4:55, 5:25, 6:55, 6:25, 6:55, 7:50, 9:53. 

From EAST OAKLAND— •5:80. 6:00,6:80, 7:00.7:80, 
8:00, 8:30. 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 
12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 
5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:57, 8:57, 9:57, 10:57. 

From BROADWAY', Oakland— 7 minutes later 
thau from East Oakland. 

From ALAMEDA— •5:30, 6:00, *0:30, 7:00, «7:30, 8:00 
•8:30,9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 110:30, 11:00, 111:30, 12:00, 
112:30, 1:00, U:30, 2:00, 12:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 
5:00, 5:30, 6:00. 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00. 

From BERKELEY'— *5:25, 5:55, *6:25, 6:55, *7:25, 
7:55, *8:25, 8:55, 9:25, 9:55, 110:2.5, 10:55, ]11 :25, 11:55. 
112:25, 12:55, J 1:25, 1 :55. t'2:25, 2:55, 3:25, 3:55, 4:25, 
4:55, 5:25. 5:55. 11:25, 6:55, 7:55, 8:55, 9:55, 10:55. 

From WEST BERKELEY— Same as "From Ber- 
keley." 



Creek Route. 
From SAN FRANCISCO— •7:l.i, 3:15, 11:15, 1:15,3:15, 

5:15. 
From OAKLAND— »6:15, 8:15, 10:15, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15 . 

•Sundays excepted. I Sundays ouly. 

Standard Time furnished by LICK OBSERVA- 
TORY. 



A. N. TOWNE, 

Gen. Manager. 



T. H. GOODMAN, 
Gen. Pass, aud Tkt. Agt. 



PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. 

Steamers nf this Compauv will sail from 
BROADWAY WHARF as follows: THE STEAM- 
ERS GEO. W. ELDER AND QUEEN OF THE 
PACIFIC— 

For VICTORIA, B. C, and PUGET SOUND 
Ports— 9 a. m. every Friday. 

The last steamer of the month connects at 
Port Towuseud with Steamers IDAHO aud AN- 
CON for Alaska. 

For PORTLAND, Oregon, in connection with 
the O. R. AND N. CO.: Every five days. 

For SANTA CRUZ, MONTEREY, San 
Simeon, Cayucos, Port Harford, San Luis Obis 
po, Gaviota, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hue- 
neme, San Pedro, Los Angeles and San Diego: 
Ahout every second day, a. m. 

For EUREKA, ARCATA AND HOOKTON, HUM- 
BOLDT Bay: CITY OF CHESTER, Every Wednes- 
day, at 9 o'clock a. m. 

For POINT ARENA, MENDOCINO, ETC.: Ev- 
ery Monday, at 3 p. M. 

TICKET OFFICE— No. 214 Montgomery street, 
Near Pine. 

GOODALL, PERKINS & CO., Geu'l Agents 

[June 19. J No. 10 Market street. 




TIME SCHEDULE. 

''" 1 nrriv.' nt Pi 

Depoi I..WH lit, bet 8d mid Itfa r.ir.-. 













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v: SO p. 








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IN BFFBC1 i VN 



-San Mate... Re 

..ami Meulo Park 



I l,ir;i, 9an I-.-.- and 

.Principal Way Stal 



•s I«IA. 
HI I'.' >. 

I 58 p. 

•10:02 a. 

p 



Umaden and Way Station, ; 9 OS > 

I Bilro r -.1 1,1 a ii-"'. Ille I 10 02a. 

•3 30 p. I > Sa li nas aud Monter e y j ' 7:40 p , 

| .Holllater and Tree Pinos...| "' 

R:30aTJ t WatsonvUiei Aptoa, Soqnel i |-H) d-j a. 
■■' ■:■)! ' I (Capltola) and Santa Cruz i I 7:40r. 
o.on . i t Sbledad, Paso Rnbles, ! I . ,„ 
I rempleton and Way Btatl | I ' ;10 '- 

A.— Morning. p.— Afternoon. 

•Sundays excepted. +Suudays only (Spnrtmau's 

Train). 

Trains run mi Pacific standard Time. 

STAGE CONNECTIONS are made with the 8:30 
A. M Tr ain. 

SPECIAL HOUND-TRIP TICKF.TS.-At Reduced \ 
Kin, — t,. Monterey, Aptos, Soimel, Santa Crua 
aud Paraiso Sprlugs. 



Excursion Tickets. 

SPECIAL NOTICE.— Sound Trip Tickets to the 

famous I. irk Observatory (Mt. Hamilton), can be 

obtained at auyoi the Company's Ticket Offices 

in San Francisco. Rate— *7.00. 

For Sundays only, (fold Sunday Morning: good 
1 v '• nor Return same day. 

Sold SATlittDAY and SUNDAY 



FOrS S^ndav >- andi oul >': Sood for Return until fol- 

Monday. 1 1 ?"' i . u ?. Monday, inclusive, at 



Lowing .Mini. lay, Inclusive, 
the following rates: 



Round Trip ^ iSat ti 

from San ,'.]. v . Mnu 

Francisco to I Tkt. 



San Bruuo 
Millbrae... . 
Oak Grove . 
San Mateo.. 
Belmont ... . 
Redwood .. 
Fair Oaks 
Menlo Park 
Mayfteld. 



* ..|* 



75 
1 00 
1 001 

1 'J". 
1 ^."> 



r.u 
66 
90 
1 10 
1 -2T. 
1 40 
1 50 
1 60 



j Round Trip I ^ Sat to 

from San :..,., , Mon 
Francisco to "'" I Tkt. 

I ' 1 

Mi I'u V'wifl 50*2 00 

iLawrences . . 1 50| 2 25 
'Santa Clara.. I 1 76 1 60 
|Sau Jose. . . ,| 1 7.', 2 50 



Gilroy 2 75 

Aptos 

Soquel . 
Santa Cruz 
Monterey .. 



4 00 

5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 



TICKET OFFICES.— Passenger Depot, Townsend 

Street; Valeucia-street Station, No. BI8 Market St., 
Grand Hotel ami Rotunda, Baldwin Hotel. 

A. C. BASSE! T, 

Superintendent. 



H. R. JUDAH, 

Assl, Pass. & Tkt Ag't 



OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL S. S. CO. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 



Steamers leave wharf corner FIRST AND BRAN- 
NAN STREETS, at 2 o'clock p. M., for YOKO- 
HAMA AND HONGKONG, connecting at Yoko- 
hama with Steamers for SHANGHAI: 

Steamer. —1887. — From San Francisco. 

Oceanic Thursday, Fbbbuary 24th 

Gaelic .. Tuesday, M arch 16th 

lii Saturday, April 2d 

San Pablo Thursday, April '.:1st 

Oceanic Thursday, May 12th 

Gaelic .Tuesday, May 81st 

Beloic Tuesday, June 21st 

Excursion Tickets to Yokohama and Return at 
Reduced Rates, 

Cabin Plans on exhibition aud Passenger Tickets 
for sale atC. P. R. R. Co.'s General Office, Room 74, 
Corner Fourth aud Towuseud streets. 

For Freight, apply to GEORGE H. RICE, Freight 
Aeeut, at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's 
Wharf, or at No. 202 Market street, Union Block. 

T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Agent 
LELAND STANFORD, President. IJan. 15. 



20 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



m. 22, 1887. 



THE REAL PROPERTY MARKET. 

There seems to be little doubt but that the beneficent effects of the 
heavy immigration which has been seeking California within a year 
past are beginning to make themselves Felt all over the State. There is 
a general improvement in real estate circles, and that notwithstand- 
ing unfavorable meteorological conditions. The land seeker is now 
abroad, and he is finding in the middle and bay counties what the 
Southern State either would not or could not give, that is, land at 
reasonable prices. When the value of an acre of land is ciphered at 
thousands it takes a fortune to buy even a ten-acre plot. and although 
the recent additions to our population were possessed of means, they 
did not'expect to invest fortunes in a plot of land hardly large enough 
to make a fair-sized barnyard. Nevertheless, many of them have 
been caught in the excitement prevailing in the Southern counties. 

The local land agents expect a lovely trade during the first half of 
the year, the shrewdest among them already taking measures to ad- 
vertise their offerings, so good times may be looked for in the real es- 
tate business at least. It is a circumstance in favor of tangible re- 
sults in trading that the country business has been dull for over a 
year past, just" following an active spurt caused by the urban Cali- 
fornian's desire to turn agriculturist. Many of the places taken in 
hand by such within the last three years will certainly come into the 
market again, and good bargains can, no doubt, be found among 
them. No class of sellers can stand a cheapening better than the 
city man who has tried his hand at agriculture and found it not to 
his liking. 

The city market will, of coarse, benefit largely by the improved 
condition of the country market. Much of the money realized in 
sales of country real estate is expected to be reinvested in city prop- 
erty, for trading country for city real estate has been the main work 
of country real estate brokers for some time past. But as it is the 
local market is doing exceedingly-well, improving daily under a steady 
demand and rather firmer prices. 

The particular feature of the market is principally a search for in- 
vestme"ht properties, ranging in values at from $10, 000 to $20,000, in 
which class are found principally properties contiguous to good busi- 
ness streets in the lower portions of town, and therefore not suitable 
for dwelling purposes. There is much of this class in this city. Its 
improvements generally consist of lodging-houses, with a store under- 
neath, and when well located this investment can he made very profit 
able. A number of sales of this kind is reported. Among them are 
64:6x120 on the north side of Jackson street. 165:6 west of Stockton. 
for $11,500; 100x137:6 on the north side of Geary, 137:6 east of 
Leavenworth, $26,000; 34:4x119 on the south side of flay, 171 east of 
Kearny street; the east corner of Mason street and Montgomery 
avenue for $5,250, and of 30x65 on the southwest corner of Dupont 
and Union streets for $12,000. If rumor speaks truly there have also 
been several sales of choice pieces of property, notably of the 50- 
vara lot on the southwest corner of Tyler and Jones street. A sale 
actually made was that of 25x100 on the southeast side of Mission 
street, 100 feet northeast of Fourth street. Another one is of 27:6x120 

on the northeast corner Of Clay and Front streets. It will be noticed 

that among the salt's enumerated there are several affecting North 
Beach property. This part of the town seems, in fact, to have found 
renewed favor in the eyes of buyers, for the transactions are quite 
numerous among them, besides those already mentioned being that 
of 28:6x40 on the wesl side of Mason, 80 feet north of Broadway, and 
87:6x137:6 on the south side of Lombard street. 137:6 feet east of 
Jones. The North Beach has not shown up so well for many a day. 

The southern part of the town, however, has also been well fa- 
vored. Among the sales here are the easterly corner of Second and 
Frederick streets, 24x80; on the northeast side of Seventh street, 227 

feet northwest of FoJ $6,000; 39.9x90, on the west corner of Kis- 

ling and Eleventh streets, for $6,500. Still more westerly towards the 
Mission business was also good, and several sale- of importance were 
made, among them a lot of 45x100x65x87.6x23.5, on the northwest 
corner of Mission and Valencia streets, for $11,000. Another sale 
embraced 75x125, on the northwest corner of Howard and Seven- 
teenth streets, tor $7.77.">. Business was quite brisk in lots lying in 
the district west from Valencia street. There is a steady and" active 
demand for lots ]ivw, and the wonder is that values have not 
risen more fharply. Here are a few of the sales made within a week : 
25x115, on the north side of Sixteenth street, 150 feet east of I lastro ; 
25x131 .6. "ii the north side of Seventeenth streel . 220 Eeet west of Cas- 
tro; 25x100, on the west side of Church street, 125 feet no rib of Nine- 
teenth : 33.3x90, on thes mth side of Seventeenth, bin east of Guerrero. 

In Western Addition property there is but a fair trade, without 
any signs of a particular locality being preferred. < In Jackson street 
matter- are rather quiet, although occasionally a sale is still brought 
about. The latest involves 24x137:6 on the west side of Webster, 
103:8 feet north of Jackson street, for which $5,900 was paid. Nearly 
all the other Western Addition sales are in the southerly portion. 
Chief among them is thai of 57:6x68:9on the northwest' corner of 

Franklin and Grove, for $1 0; another that of the r>\\ vara lot on the 

northwest corner of Devisadero and Fulton streets. Among the 
minor s ties are 25x90 on the west side of Pierce. 50 feet south of Ellis, 
$3,000; 25x120 on the south side of Fine. Ill", west of Gough. two 
lots of 25x131 :6each on the north side of Post street, west of Pierre, 
and 56:6x100 on the northeast corner of Lyon and Fine streets, for 
$2,750. 

The building business is improving momentarily. The list of new 
contracts is quite a Long one considering the time of the year, and in- 
clude- an $8,000 building on Twelfth street, between Market and Mis- 
sion, ■■' $9,000 one on Ninth street, also between Market and Mission, 

a $10, »one nn Everett street, between Third and Fourth, and $7.- 

■" n Twenty-firsl street, between Capp and Howard The proposi- 
tion to extend the seawall to the'foot of market street is not meeting 
With -real favor. The fear is expressed that the construction of the 
embankment will have a like effect upon the water-front business, 
now being conducted along East street, from Market to Pacific, as it 
has bad upon that north of Pacific, where business has been entirely 
driven away because the seawall proved a wall indeed. The Llagos 
ranch in Santa Clara county, a possession of the Murphy family, 5as 
been sold for$U5,000. 



COMMENTS ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 
The prospect of a European war does not decrease. On the con- 
trary, it may almost be said to increase. France is undoubtedly 
arming as rapidly as possible for a coining struggle, but whether she 
expects to be the assailant or the assailed does not clearly appear. 
That she intends to give a good account of herself is shown by the 
energy which is being infused into her preparations. Austria, too. is 
collecting war stores and preparing to concentrate her armies. Italy 
i- putting her house in order in an unostentatious way, and is getting 
her armaments ready for a conflict, her latest move being the pur- 
chase of a large Trans-Atlantic steamer, which is to be turned into a 
" fast cruiser." Germany is equipping her soldiers with the new mag- 
azine rifle, and in other respects is said to be ready to take the field 
at a moment's notice. Russia is preparing in all directions, except 
where she is prepared. Recent St. Petersburg papers contain offers 
for tenders for the delivery of enormous quantities of war material. 
Among them are 50.000 tents, 500,000 soldiers' cloaks, gunpowder and 
bullets, and 2,000.000 pairs of boots— all to be delivered at the latest 
by April 1st. The Southern Russia troops in garrison are being sup- 
plied with extra ammunition, provisions are being accumulated, tents 
and camp equipments issued, and other warlike preparations are 
being rapidly pushed forward ; while in Central Asia, as has already 
been indicated in this column, preparations are about complete. 
Even in England preparations have been quietly made for mobilizing 
the First Army Corps, which amounts to one hundred thousand 
men, and the Beets may be said to be always ready. All these move- 
ments are not visionary or meaningless. They are hard, realistic 
facts, and behind them stalks the grim shadow of war. 

The health of the Czar of Russia is a matter upon which there 
seems to be a great difference of opinion. A writer in Vanity Fair 
asserts that " The health of the Czar of Russia, to which I recently 
referred, continues to cause the greatest anxiety. His Majesty is 
suffering from a high degree of nervous irritability and restlessness, 
which causes him to fly into a temper on the smallest provocation. 
At present few would envy the Ministers who have to transact busi- 
ness with him. Even the Empress, who always has exercised great 
influence over her consort, suffers from his temper, and has visibly 
aged during the last few months." But on the other hand Mr. La- 
bouchere, who is. usually, pretty good authority, says: " 1 have the 
best reason for believing that the current reports respecting the men- 
tal condition of the Emperor of Russia are entirely without founda- 
tion. I hear from a person who possesses accurate information on 
the subject that the Emperor is perfectly well in every respect, and 
that his mental powers and his capacity for business are quite unim- 
paired. The Empress has been endeavoring to bring about a cordial 
reconciliation between her husband and bis uncle, the Grand Duke 
Constantine Nicolaie'vitch, who is the able man of the Romanoff fam- 
ily], but who has been kept in the background during the present 
reign in consequence of the Asiatic notion, which largely prevails in 
Russia, that he ought to be on the Throne, as being the oldest mem- 
ber of the family." The truth of the matter is important, bee 
the peace of Europe depends to a large extent upon this one man. 

English exchanges, which have just come to hand, show that the 
N ews Letter's statement to the effect that the large Army and Navy 
estimate.- were but the pretext for, and not the cause of, Lord Ran- 
dolph Churchill's retirement, was quite correct. In his explanation 
it is said by his friends that " Lord Randolph will lay most stress, 
not. on the Army ami Navy estimates, but on the growing divergence 
between Lord Salisbury and himself on nearly everv political ques- 
tion. It is (juite true'that he resigned on the estimates, but the dif- 
ference here was merely the crowning one of a series. It was what 
brought the disease to a head, not the cause of (he disease itself. 
When a man's whole body is diseased, the malady becomes acute in 
this or that point. It is no doubt 'true' and 'accurate' in such a 
case to say if the man dies that he has died because of (his or that 
local ailment, but it is not the whole truth, nor is it completely accu- 
rate." In short. Lord Randolph could neither rule nor ruin, "and so 
he resigned. 

It is announced that Lord Roseberry will succeed Lord Granville 
next session a- the Liberal leader in that House of the British Par- 
liament which represents the sepulchers of its members' forefathers. 

It seems to be pretty well established that the Marquis of Salis- 
bn ry's < Government is preparing to stake its existence upon an in >n- 
clad coercion bill. The chances arc against its success, however, be- 
cause the indications are that English public opinion is sickening of 
Irish evictions, many of which are undoubtedly heartless. 

"Roughing It," from California through France, i,s the title of a little 
descriptive honk of travel by Mr. Williams, a Ualiforniau journalist. It. is 
for sale by .T. A. Hoffmanu, 308 Montgomery street. 

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V.VI7/ 






News Letter 

(California Advertiser. 

OEVCHTD TO THE LtAOINQ iNTtRCSTS OF CaLirORNIA AMD THE PACIFIC CAST. 

\ FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, 1ANUARY 29, /« 



FINANCIAL REVIEW. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

■ -iT.iM- Three fmpi ■ - In the New i barter— 

Ise Whu Should iti in the Chain Ga 

Ik— An ( iHU-rhtttid Why of Evad h 
■ i .1 tn iii" Knllroau Coi 
The Contempt Bill Now Pending at Sacramento— The Meaning aud 
Value of frchulcal Educal >oclatfou and 

formed Hmcedure— The Fault* of N I Iducation 

replug I heal 

Ink Po»n Cribb: A Stockton Clergyman with » Curiouelj Minute 
Knowledge of Wickedness- F*he SlocueiV He*eniblaui (to ! I 
Ity — A Gentleman Who Suffers from the Dl&odvanut 

u 
Tn»: Kkal Propbktv Market; What Buyers and Sellers are Doing 15 

Uao \i rtiR Conckrt: Paul's Opajlnc Night— A Wonderful Mixture 
of Music, Diamond* and Dress— A Grenl inato 

Man vwm Spends Money so Freely Making 
Ma* he.— The Effect oi Pattl'a Wink and Nod In "Comic' i bro i he 
Rye." etc . etc n 

t On nt the Antipodes 5 

ino: The Spring Meeting of the 1*1 1 Horse Association— The 

Law ii 'layei — i laul tie Hi etc 7 

Gotu \m '. >ssi r i he Jam i I '■ ilony [ndlfTer 

i- nt sktii it-— Heury Janiu's Dividend— The Mining; Market in Mew 
York— Aneul 8 luth American Mtues— Per>oual Gossip, etc., etc s 

E< ii'T- From Paris: A Description of the Twelfth Night 12 

ion \ i iAi i'- rhe Quc-1 t War, or Peace— Fur- 
ther Pacta as to ihe Czai - Mental Condition. I> He a " Drunken, 

Tyia 20 

What a Collar Button Did: A Detective story ... •! 

Possibilities Prom Sacramento: The Bosses All at the Capttal and 

Very Busy 20 

"Bt/.": A Commercial Review of the Week 13 

.: A Wiuterless Wiuter— The Presidio Hop— The Pope Party at 
Van Ness Aveum — 1 he Montealegre Fay \\ adding . . s 

The liir.i- 17— Magic i— suit , .... 6 

Mi -re 1 1. inbous Articles: rhe Seal's skin 16— Siberian Statistics 16— 
Chance 16 ■ Stand and Deliver i- I tie Delmonico's of San 
Francisco 8— Kill It ............. 20 

Whimsh ilitibs A Column of Curious Pieces 16 

: i- ind Useful: An interesting Column vj 

;■■ Letter: Why the Legislature Is Doing Nothing 2 

The World, Flesh and Devil: A Collection of Items 18 

Financial Review: Del Mar- Mining Experience— Another Union 

<; ild Suit, etc l 

STAND AND - DELIVER. 
There is a certain class of legislators who take a profound inter- 
est in tin- insurance business, and who are always particularly anx- 
ious to legislate in regard to it. The secret of this is probably founded 
in the fact that the business of underwriting or assuming risks is 
arily carried on by corporations of considerable means, who 
have the wherewithal to pay for pence and quietness. Upon uo other 
basis can the origin of two bills (known as Assembly Bill No. 17 and 
Senate BUI No. 59), which have been introduced into the present Leg- 
islature, be accounted for. The Senate bill was introduced by Mr. 
Clunic — by request. At least the title sheet of the bill states that it 
was introduced by request, but it di >es not specify who the requesting 

party was. The fact, however, that Mr. Glunie Was ashamed tO 

Father it himself is sufficiently suggestive. The aim of the hill is to 
prevent any foreign insurance company from entering into any com- 
pact with other companies as to rates. Now, is there anything wrong 
in underwriters combining in order to fix equitable rates ? ir there is, 
then it must be equally wrong for laborers to combine in order to fix 
a rah- of wage at which they will work— which is a proposition that, 
w e are sure. "would never be indorsed by Mr. Chmie i with or without 
■ i ) if the laborers were within earshot. 
The other hill was introduced by Mr. Henry, of Butte, and provides 
that no home insurance company shall be organized with a le9S capi- 
tal than two hundred thousand dollars, and that no foreign company 

shall be allowed to transact business in this State unless it basa Capi- 
tal of five hundred tho-usand dollars over all liabilities, and of this 
amount at least two hundred thousand dollars must be invested in 
the United States. The latter clause is the joker ol the bill. What 
is the meaning of this legislation ? Do the people need to be pro- 
tected against "foreign" insurance companies? Has any foreign in- 
surance company failed to make good its losses? No. The facts are 
just the other way. Experience has shown that foreign insurance 
companies are a blessing. When Chicago burned down itsloeal com- 
panies went with it, but the foreign companies furnished the most of 
the money with which the new city was built. One English com- 
pany, indeed, was almost bankrupted by that lire, but it neither de- 
faulted nor thought of defaulting. Why, then, this antagonistic leg- 
islation? Is this State so thoroughly developed that it can afford to 
drive capital from any business? 

The fact of the matter is, these bills are specimens of the stand- 
and-deliver legislation which is proposed every session and which 
wants to be bought off. The insurance companies have tired of danc- 
ing attendance upon each successive Legislature to meet these cinch 
bills masquerading " in the interests of "the people." It remains for 
the honest members of both houses (and they are well known) to kick 
these disreputable measures out of their presence, and thus make 
room for much-needed legislation upon- wholesome subjects, now kept 
in the background by an infectious lobby and their allies in both 
houses. 

Latest from the Merchant's Exchange.— New York, Jan. 28.— TJ. 
S. Bonds, 3s. 100, b. ; 4s, 128, b. ; 4%, IIOVb*. b. Sterling Exchange, 
4S5@488M- Western Union, 12%. 



the public, 
pliilniiri ii n Ntiii ,, Man- 

• h.-ii mir com ini 

'•••Id Mine, withdrew tin 

1'" "i"- ■ at the : ]*• ••pinion ,,i the 

uni at which he value* hi- rcputuilon. The prin- 
cipal question involve! in ih. tn be tin* Hum Del Mar 

in In re- 

porttn ■ ne pn.pcriic- offi i iroad ; 

and whether or not he fraudulent!) imposes on the Ignorance of 

n investors by hading them to believe that he speak* as an 

ity from the standpoint of practical experience? The News 

■.\ ii.it do we know of hi 

We uni-; . know absoli . nor can we 

■ in inform us. Of the many mining men we have 

iewed on the ■uihject, some smile vaguelj . while others express 

themselves in terms unite as forcible a- th n who is now 

ued for libel, tf this cu*e Is handled properly by our friend in 

; he need little fear the const [uences. 

■ ntitled "The 
Life of the U .Del Mar. we find thai In I 

Spanish miner. Thai he was horn in 1836, and at " thi ■ u 
accompanied bis father to Spain, and then -scar-, 

during which time he acquired his first practical know, ledge of silver 
mining." In 1849 he returned to America, and was anxious to emi- 
grate t" California, but wa? withheld on account of his youth. He 
tin 'ii embarked in the shipment of supplies to California, and con- 
1 in the business until 1851, when be wenl to Europe, Eu L8W 
he returm d Lo America, prepared to embark in mining, bul no suit- 
able opportunity offi ring he turned his attention to mining lit 
which engrossed his leisure hours for twenty-five years. A a 
man, so this slobberer t< II- us, bis years were passed, until in 1874 he 
assumed the role of miner and expert, reporting for the Big. Bonanza 
M*nes in Nevada, and here the writer overflows with gushing senti- 
ment, a- he tells ol brain struggle w hich takes place, pre- 
paral iry to " threading the abterranean mazes of the Big Bonanza " . 
how the mine was studied, all the reports read, maps examined and 
ores assayed for weeks prior to the descent; how the appearance of 
his great report that the ore body was exhausted, and thai " another 
wmtfd never be found on the < tomstock," fell "ii the American people 
like a thunderbolt. 

It is claimed that this report made Del Mar. in spite of the 
"satires of a hireling Bonanza Press," and the vindictive rage of the 
Western mining element, yet, strange to say, we have survived the 
thunderbolt, and the Bonanza Alines are to day paying dividends 
from a newly discovered ore body. So much for Del Mar and the re- 
port on the Comstock which established hi- reputation (?). But we 
must direct the attention of our hydraulic miners to the closing par- 
agraph which exhibits the kindly interest Del Mar takes in them. 

"At present M r. Del Mar is occupied in two series of field explora- 
tions— one is the examination of * * * and the gold mines of the 
iMh century in Minas Gereas. The other exploration relate to thi 
destructive effects of hydraulic mining on the Sacramento and its 
affluents. The results of the last named exploration will be given to 
the public in a volume to beentitled ".l Rape of the Earth." The 
non-appearance of this work and the appearance of Valley Gold 
hydraulic scheme under the auspices of Del Mar. looks as if he had 
changed his mind on the subject, and decided to rape people's pock- 
et- instead of the earth. 

The weak condition of the Comstock Market is inexplicable. The 
mines are looking better than ever, and the work of reopening old 
hie; 1 1 inns still progresses with unabated vigor along the lode from one 
end to the other. That prices will yet return to a much higher 
standard there is little doubt, but at present there is every appear- 
ance that they will go h>wcr under the process of manipulation. 
Many of theleading mine.- have a speculative value of double the 
price they arc quoted at to-day, and it is only a matter of time until 
they recuperate. 

Another legal complication arises amongst the Union Gold manip- 
ulators on this side oi the sprat pool. C. A. Hamilton, now described 
as a real estate agent, sues bis partner for an accounting. Allega- 
tions are made of a com mission on sale of tin- mine received by Hem- 
man and not accounted [or, and reference made of more to come. 
How does this lit in with ' ! rant's remarks to the stockholders that no 
commissions were to be paid on this sale until Hamilton was paid mi t 
of the product of the nunc a dividend of 25 per cent.? The Baron is 

expected here very SOOI1, when, we trust for the future welfare of the 

shareholders, his eye- will be opened to the true state of affairs. 

The case of Barousky v. Bernard was decided on Monday last. 
Barousky was thrown out of court, and his bondsmen will have to 
pay the Cost-, which will run up to a pretty considerable figure. 
This is the -nit against the agent of the Ruby A; Dunderberg, and one 
of a stand-and-deliver character, which is becoming altogether to 

common in this state for tl redit of the Bar. We may be privileged 

to go a little further in this and some other suits of a similar charac- 
ter before long. 

Mr. Del Mar states in the Valley Gold prospectus that he can get 
wood cut and delivered at his furnaces for fifty cents a cord. His es- 
timate for running a rim rock tunnel 700 yards on the same property 
is $9,600, or less than $5 a foot. The usual figure for such work is at 
least $10 a foot. We are further informed that the lake from which 
he proposes to elevate the water dries up during the summer months. 

The sale of the Allison Ranch mine was negotiated, we understand, 
by Mr. Frank Hassy of this city. Mesplie, the unfrocked priest of 
Quartz Mountain notoriety, is therefore ruled out again. 

Two weeks ago the News Letter directed attention to the extra- 
ordinary manifestation of economy exhibited by theBoardof Edu- 
cation in appointing a certain Mr. "Kennedy to the position of "head 
inspector "—an entirely useless office— at a salary of $200 per month. 
We take the liberty now of asking this Mr. Kennedy if he is the man 
who was engaged in a shooting affray in San Jose some time ago, and 
if he had to leave San Jose in consequence? A nice sort of person to 
teach the young idea how to shoot! 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 29, 1887 



DOINGS AT THE STATE CAPITAL. 
Sacramento January 27, 1887.— " Can legislatures legislate?" 
wSTqSon that tasked by a leading purnal in England some 
time aeo and the discussion to whirl, it gave rise was almost as wide 
as the world our own Eastern newspapers, and others published m 
France Germany, Italy. Canada, Australia and wherever a parlia- 
mentary form of procedure prevails, took the question upaiid renti- 
tated itpretty thoroughly. The obstructive tactics o the Home ■■ 
members ol the II, a-r of Coi ns, which has paralyzed British leg- 
islation for three or four years pust. very naturally suggested the 
Question whirl, resulted in the highly instructive and very interesting 
a"sc„s°ion alluded to. It was fouW that .he scope ol he quest,™ 
coveredawide are;,. In France parliamentary parties were so di- 
vided that even n Gambetta could nol carry mi tl,r government, and 
the republic was being so sensibly weakened that the Bourbon re- 
aeUoSd made itself fell at the elections. The Ee.chstag of Ger- 
many was no les^ disunited. Four parties had more or less strength, 
hut n,,t one was strong enough to enforce its will. Legislation was 
next to impossible, and frequent appeals to the country werekeemng 
,!„• neople in turmoil. The iron will of Bismarek alone held united 
Germam together. The grand work of Cavour m binding together 
an united Italv was in danger of being disintegrated by parliamentary 
friction Several of the British colonies were complaining that the 
parliamentary system was giving them only barren results. 

Coming nearer home it was admitted that whilst our Congress at 
Washington was an improvement upon most, if not all other parlia- 
mentary bodies, it vet was slow to move, hard t invince, and was 

very far behind with very needful work. Indeed, several oi the best 
Eastern journals declared that the House of Assembly had about 
reached a stage in its history when the passage of the necessary ap- 
propriation art- wasal -i all itcould accomplish. Therewas more 

truth than poetry in (hat statement, as ex-t 'ongre-snian are ready to 
declare and as all discerning citizens must have observed. The 
Pacific Coasl has too much reason to know that it mini- loo near the 

truth to be pleasant. Both political parties were i untied to an 

effective Chinese exclusion act, but although we have sent able and 
united delegations to procure us one, we are to this hour unsuccess- 
ful ami it now looks as if the dangerous precedent is to be established 
of the treaty-making power of the Government doing for Congress 
that which Congress ought to have been abundantly able to do for 

itself. 

Nor do our State legislatures appear to he much more potent to 
produce useful legislation than is Congress. The last two extra ses- 
sions of the California Legislature are evidence sufficient ol the im- 

potency of our legislators to accomplish any g 1 or useful thing 

„lini money, or conflict of interests, or power are arrayed on oppo- 
site sides. The history of the slirktns question shows that. The 
fight between the Irrigators and the Riparianists, all abortive as it 
has proven to he up to the present time, is a fair illustration of what 
we mean. It is years since tin- Legislature has settled a single <pies- 
tion of importance. And to-dav the signs are that it has rather weak- 
ened than grown in strength. The great irrigation question, ol such 
importance t" the stale, prove- too much for the present Legislature 
to handle, and accordingly it is about to be shelved lor two years, by 

being handed over to an irresponsible commission. The rejection of 
the Heath Amendment and theopinion of the United States Supreme 
i oiin practically leave the State without a railroad tax law, and al- 
though this is well known to every lawyer m the Legislature, nol one 
of them proposes to touch the subject. Neither of the Judiciary t lom- 
mitteesand in Senator or Assemblyman feels equal to the duty of 
making an honest settlement of the question, ami, in eons,., pience. it 
is to be left to be made a game of battledoor and shuttlecock ol by 
the politicians, and to lie used by the demagogues as a .shibboleth to 
inscribe on the so-called anti-monopoly banners. If the Legislature 
either cannot or will not legally and constitutionally settle how the 
State is to collect the taxes wherewith to run the Government, then. 

in the name of , imon sense, what is it able and willing to do? 

Manifestly, the question is pertinent hereabouts: '■ Can the Legisla- 
ture legislate? " 

The Foregoing is applicable to (hat class of legislation m which 
great State interests are involved. At this session it does not seem 
as if it will have any applicability to a host of little puny , thieving, ras- 
cally cinching bills that are either to be withdrawn when the price is 
paid, or put through at the end of the session by a process of log- 
rolling. The name of this class of bills is already legion, and mure are 
to come. A majority of San Francisco's delegation talk only of this 
Class of tails, and seem interested in none other. They have captured 
nearly all the Senate's committees, and are in first-rate shape for 
what they call "pi actical" work. They can hold back or put to the front 
almost any bill they choose. At tlm end of the session there will be, 
it is safe to say. such a union of log-rollers as will rush through almost 
any cinch hill' that any one of the bold buccaneers may have set his 
heart upon. There is no question about the power of legislators to 
Legislate in this class of cases. But the-modui operandi is outside all 

legitimate legislative pri edings. Such bills are to be passed upon 

l,v packed committees, reported back during the rush that always 
takes place at the end of the session, railroaded through without de- 
bate, and passed by the voles of members who dare not object lest 
their own innocents lie slaughtered. 

There has been no such log-rolling raid since the passage of the 
New Constitution asis likely to take place this time. In lsTn no less 
than -71, bill- were passed into laws .luring the last forty-eight hours 
of the session, and merely by reading their titles. Nearly every 
member voted for the bills of others in order to secure the passage of 
his own. It was two or three weeks before the press could inform the 
people of the laws under which they were living. Of course nothing 
so had as that can occur under the' New Constitution, yet members, 
or rather the lawyers who advise them, are becoming wonderfully 
skillful in getting around the constitutional inhibition against" special 
legislation." It begins to look as if it may not be long before that 
wholesome provision becomes practically a dead letter. He is a 
dullard who does not gather from all of this that the principle of 
CINCH is to be the governing motive and power of this session. That 
principle is now working in almost every committee room, lobby, 



corridor, so-called tea room, and officer's room around the Capitol, 

and legislators, bosses, lobbyists, e mittee clerks and employees are 

pooling their issues and working the thing for all it is worth. The 
press 'even seems to be in it, for are not seven of the correspondents 
drawing $fi per day for doing nothing but receipting for it. Cinch is 
Kino anil every man who is not an honest fool is in his pay. 

Within the past day or two a faint glimmer of hope arose that the 

( lition of things alluded to might lie got rid of. An attempt has 

been made to unite honest Democratic ami Republican Senators 
against the class of legislation which the Boss brought to Sacramen- 
to in his grip sack. That was a move that deserved to succeed. 
There surely is nothing of party in cinch bills. It is to he regretted 
that, a'tbough the movement alluded to is not altogether abandoned. 
it is palpably destined to failure. Too many men have bills fair and 
honorable enough to put through, to risk 'their defeat by arraying 
themselves against the solid phalanx who acknowledge no principle 
but the cinch, and no leader bin the Boss. 

The charter makers of San Francisco would do well to hurry up 
their work, for there is every probability that the Legislature will be 
in session to pass it. if no more time is lost. It is admitted at Sacra- 
mento that the Legislature cannot Dossil, Iv get through the work it 
feels an interest in. within the allotted sixty days. Members are 
likely to remain longer than that, even without, pay— from the State. 
And if there were a likelihood of the Charter reaching them within 
a reasonable time, they would, if necessary . adjourn to receive it. 
At any rale the Charter makers should go ahead and do their part 
without delay. It is nol for Iheni to say or to know wdiat this Legis- 
lature may do. It is only just beginning the kind oi work ii seems to 
have set itself to do, and when the various jobs arc to be completed, 
in, man may fortell. A good deal may happen before this Legislature 
i- safely adjourned. By all means hurry up the Charier. 

A bill has just been introduced into the Legislature the purpose ol 
which is to appropriate $17,000 to pay Mrs. Aurelia Pfeifferfor water 
which has ban supplied from her 1 mil to th: I invci il\ A I diforni i 
for years past. There is no dispute as to the fads. It is admitted 
that the water was taken and used by the managementof the Uni- 
versity. Tin- being the case it should he paid for. The State should 
[iay for all property which it appropriates. 

The Vienna Bakery, No. 'JO.'i Kearney street, has for many years past 
been one of the most popular restaurants in San Francisco. Its location is 
central and easy of access from all parts of the city It is distinguished for 
the politeness and attention of its staff of waiters, as well as for the perfec- 
tion of its culinary department, la short.it has heel, and is now, a place 

where one can obtain every seasonable delicacy, , ked and served in the 

very best style, al reasonable prices. Within Hie past week or two the 
Vienna has been refurnished and refitted in a most elegant manner, and 
now. in addition to its material attractions, presents an esthetieHlly artistic 
appearance. The eye. as well a> the appetite of its patrons, is now ap- 
peal.-, 1 to. 

SPECIAL 1TOTICE. 




GENERAL RE DUCTION IN PRICES! 

Extraordinary Bargains in Every Department! 

Our Customers and the Public are respectfully informed that we have 
made A GENERAL REDUCTION IN PRICES THROUGHOUT EVERY 
DEPARTMENT. 

Special and Extraordinary Bargains are now being Offered in 

SILKS, VELVETS, VELVETEENS, 

DRESS GOODS, BLACK GOODS, 
HOSIERY, ■ LACES, GLOVES, UNDERWEAR, 

OEJVCBiaOIJDETai^lS, 
Collars, Cuffs, Veilings, Towels, 

Napkins, Damasks, Blankets, Flannels, 

Cloths, Tweeds, Prints, Etc., Etc. 



Our Entire Stock of Novelty Dress Goods Reduced to One-Third Last Month's Prices, 

Country orders, whether large or small, receive prompt and careful 
attention. Goods sent to all parts C. O. D., or on receipt of Postnfflee order, 
thereby giving ladies in the country equal advantages with residents in 
this city. 

Packages delivered, carriage paid, in Oakland, Alameda aud Berkeley. 



Ill, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET, 



lO, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 MORTON STREET. 
[Jan. 8. | 



Jan. 29, L887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTI8ER. 






SOCIETY. 



Janu 387. I have heard the season just paesin 

ntcrlees Winter;' it is an ai»l term, for truly I have seldom 
known a Winter leas like one than tue present) and ii seems as though 
not to have any spring either, for then has been something 
ionnly like our Summer aephyrs blow ing every day for the lasi 
fortnight. The only thing at all like Winter are the frosty mornings 
which are still the rule, and yesterday was one ol the bright* 
chilliesl "t the month, scarcely preparing one tor tin- she 
which fell after nightfall, but which, alas, bad run their briel -our-. 
ere sunrise to-day, The clear bracing weather bos been greatly en- 
loyed, and the Park has numbered it- thousands of visitors during 
iiitiful afternoons of the post week. Bui I fear we shall pay 
dearly for all this fine weather ere the 

There baa not been any great increase of gaiety during the 
for though each evening bos had it- own especial engagements, thej 
teen but trifling ones. But Lenl i- now rapidly approaching, 
four weeks only remaining in which church members may openly 
enjoy themselves, and all those who intend to open their doors to 
riends this season must no longer delay. No doubt the last 
two weeks of the season will be crowded with parties— rumor Bays 

10- but how much more sensible had they been distributed ol 5 

during the last throe or four weeks, when people would have been 
really thankful for them and better able to enjoy them. Dinuers 
and lunches have been scattered through the week with a lavish 
hand, ami on Friday night last a pleasant reception was given at the 
Shatter residence at North Beach. Music, especially vocal, was the 
e of the evening, and some of the selections given were well 
rendered and enthusiastically received. The two concerts of Friday 
night were also excellent. Henry Hey man's, of course, carried on 
the palm in point of attendance, which was not only large, but ex- 
tremely fashionable, and the programme was listened to with pleased 
attention. The last of the present series of the Hugo Mansfeldl 
: - was given on Tuesday night of this week, and was the best 
iven so far. 

*■ "Ii, my I ami it nice to be rich?" were the words that caught my 
ear as 1 was about entering the Grand Opera House on Monday 
uight. The word- fell from the tips of one of a group who had assem- 
bled round the entrance to watch the arrivals, and were railed forth 
by a vision of loveliness in white satin, who emerged from one of the 
carriages. I could not buf echo the remark mentally when I sur- 
veyed the house a little later on. Nearly ail the wealth and fashion 
of the city were there; beautiful dresses, Boshing diamonds and 
smile-wreathed fares met the eye on every side, whichever way one 
turned. Wealth alone seemed entitled to apace within that temple. 
What right had the poor to a place within its walls? The opening of 
the Patti Concert season has been the event of the week. The audi- 
diance of Monday night was one of the largest ever assembled within 
Mir doors of that theatre, and the house to-night promises to be an 
equally crowded and brilliant one. Full dres.s was the rule, ami low 
necks among tin- ladies Were more numerous than on any similar 
occasion that 1 can remember in 'Frisco. 

The bop at the Presidio on Tuesday night was another of the 
charming little parties for which that post is so famous. The concert 
room at the Presidio where the dances are always given is a line one. 
tbr music is good, ami the welcome extended warm and hearty. The 
A i- my officers at present stationed in and around San Francisco are 
a very nice set of fellows, good dancers ami very popular among the 
young ladies. Therefere, where one is to be seen the other will be 
round also. 80 Who can wonder that the Presidio hops are such 
pleasant affairs and so successful as they have been this Winter. In 
town Mrs. Montanya gave another of her receptions— always pleas- 
ant ones. On this occasion there was more music than dancing and 
the evening was an enjoyable one. 

Another inclement night seemed especially reserved for the first 
dance of this week also, for though not rising to the dignity of the 
storm which occurred the night of the Taylor party last week, it was 
very moist and unpleasant out of doors last night. The Pope resi- 
dence on Van Ness avenue was the scene of the festivities last evening. 
ami it was made as pleasant and attractive as bright lights and beau- 
tiful floral decorations could do. The party was not a large one, 
neither was it an early one, most of the guests making quite a late 
appearance: hut what it lacked in numbers was more than made up 
by the jollity of those present. All seemed determined to enjoy them- 
selves, and the danrr was entered into with great zest and continued 
till a late hour this morning. 

February promises well both musically and otherwise. Concerts 
are to be given at the rate of three or four a week during the whole of 
the month, and a private one is also arranged to take place at the 
residence of Mrs. Van Wycke, on Taylor street, in aid of a charity al 
San Mateo, some time during the month. In the dancing world the 
long talked of Cosmos Club ball will be an accomplished fart, and 

several Germans are promised— notably one by Mrs. Hager at the 
Palace, who is surely doing her share towards trying to make the 
season a gay one. Another one also will be given earlier in the 
month by Mrs. Parrott, as a dance d'adieu to her daughters. They 
have all been spending the Winter with her here, but Madame Le 
Lande is about to return to Paris, and Mrs. Dick to Scotland, and 
before the break-up comes, she has decided to give the ball, which has 
been hoped for at her hands ever since her coming to town lor the 
Winter. It will no doubt be a handsome and brilliant affair, and the 
favors something quite out of the common. 

The only wedding on the tapis is the Montcalegro-Fay one next 
Monday, but it will lie a quiet home affair. However, a brilliant re- 
ception is promised to take place on the return from the honeymoon, 
so that will be some compensation for the present disappointment. 
Among our recent social acquisitions is Mrs. Thomas Selby, who has 
come to town and taken a house in the Western Addition for the 
rest of the winter. She is a great favorite with all old-timers, and is 
very welcome. Mrs. James Robinson is also to be found at the Pal- 
ace, where she will remain for the next few weeks. The Eyres have 
returned from their long sojourn in New York, and in March we are 



promised tbr CharUv Crockei , who win come thus earl) tor the 

-hall take plat <■ in - mi .,; that I li r I In to be 

the mo, 1 brilliant :, h n 1 ■ ntertatiinicn 

, Hob Hill. 
It is rathrr .;.rl> y-t to talk exodus, which I 

is to be an unusually lai ■ th to the 1 

11 Inhibition which will be held in London 
foi the tin, and 
rlieat departures will he the Con. O'Sulllvons, who leave 1 

nonth, .uid Wil I id far on n, Ii U \, ' 

THE DELMONIUOS OF SAN FRANCISCO. 
_ Upon the :20th ot this month there was opened in the a\ 
tionol thai large building which ha- recently been erected on the 
1 corner ol 1 Irani 111 enm rj street, a rr-ort which is 

'""ind • >'npy a prominenl position in the future accoi lotion ol 

San Francisco ociety. El 1- named the Maison Richi 
mences with the story above the ground floor. There are three en- 
trances oneonGean street, one on Grant avenue, and another (a 

more p rival 1 on Morton street, The establishment commences 

with the second story, and from the moment of entrance tin- visitor 
is struck with tbr air of rich elegance which predominates 
where. The public dining room is an apart men) which is calculated 
io delight the eye of an artist. In size it is capable of accomod 
about one hundred persons. The floor is set with rare tile- in attract- 
ive designs, and the wall- ure wainscotte 1 up about four feet in rich 
lincrusta- watton ; the balance of the wall- and tin- ceiling are elabora- 
tely froscoed. in the center stands a large glass fountain filled with 
rare fish, into which two jets of water continually play. Halfway 
up the window- are of stained glass, and the table* lit tings ami other 
furniture are in keeping with the general luxury. This apartment is 

on the first fiOOr, a- are also twelve private dining rooms and a large 

banquet room, capable of accommodating seventy -five persons. All 
oi these rooms are furnished in the most luxurious and costly man- 
ner. Vet there is m.i shoddy or show. Everything is in good taste 
and in keeping with the dictates of refinement. In short, so far as 
outward appearances go, ii is such a place as ladies and gentlemen 
will feel at home in. The euisine of tin- Maison Riche is its strong 

t>oint. We will a (ten 1 pi no description of its elaborately appointed 
litehrn, pantries, etc. That would interest professional COOks only. 

What the public is interested in is the fact that this establishment's 

prepared to furnish the best meals that can be had in San Francisco 
—and the proof of the pudding is in the eating thereof. The floors 

above tin- firsl one arc whai i- designated bachelor flats, and consist 

of some forty rooms divided up into suits, elegantly furnished, and 

to which are attached bath-rooms and all modern conveniences. In 
fact the Maison Riche is a well-kept, exclusive, ami exceptionally 

Comfortable Club house, ami ran be used either as ;i home or as a 
temporary resort, in its capacity as a restaurant bon uivants say that 
it is the Deimonico's of the Pacific 1 loast. 

Mr. J. W. Mackay, acting, it is presumed, on behalf of the cor- 
porate interests \\ hich he has with Mr. James Gordon Bennett, ha-. 
purchased the Bay and Coast Telegraph Company's Lines? These 

tines were built - ■ right or nine years ago, in connection with the 

South Pacific Coast llailroad. The principal one inns to Santa Cruz; 
there is also a branch line from Kclton to Uoulder Creek, and a not her 
from San .lose to New Altuadeii. The total length of the lines in- 
volved is about one hundred and three miles. The new owner (or 
owners) will make eonsideral.de improvements in the lines. 



The headquarters of the Pacific Insurance Onion have recently 
removed to elegant, new offices, in the Newhall building, corner of 
llallcrk and Sansome streets. Members of the insurance fraternity 
find the new establishment central as regards location, and very 
comfortable, as well as attractive, in all its fittings and appointments. 



On Monday Professor o. 3. Fowler, the world-famed phrenologist, will 
leave this city for Sacramento, so thai to-morrow evening win be He' las) 
ciiiiiin. ■ people will have to submll themselves to hi- uaerrfug examin- 
ation. The people of Sacramento are 10 be congratulated on the facl that 
the Professor has decided to visit them mid give them a sum pie of his skill 
on this, his final tour, Parents who wish to understand their children's 
peculiarities and capacities should get their heads examined by the Pro- 
fessor; and young ncn ami w ■mien who fire starting out in life should go to 

him and get advice a- to the weak points in their character, Such advice 

will he to them "- the compass is to the mariner. It will show them their way 
iii after life. 



>s>/^uwn&C&± 




9^Cne^ 






Ufu/MtyaqvieS. 



W. B. Chapman, 723 California Hired, Sole Agent for Pacific Coast 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan 29, 1887. 



MAGIC. 

Xhe .-ky is all December gray, 

The forest roada the dark has shut, 

And I, since 1 have lost my way, 
Sil shivering in a peasant's nut. 

A dearthful prospect meets the eye — 
Bare walls ot clay, no cushioned scat: 

i >f any food a scant supply, 

A shy mouse whisking round my Feet. 

The door, quick-opened, livings a gust 

Of icy air, like rapier blue; 

The plague we call existence must 
Be faced another hour or two. 

But hist, what enters by the door, 

And throwing dusky wraps aside, 
Steps softly on the earthen floor, 

And stirs the fire that else had died? 

—A girl, a peasant, but the prize 

From Nature's careless lottery thrown, 

Brown hair, warm lips, and soft blue eyes, 
A woman-blossom newly blown. 

Prestissimo! the walls are bright, 

Nk sky transcends these rafters "Id; 

Dead elements of life ignite; 

I mi ]im ■[-<.- shiver with tlu- cold. —Temple Bar. 



WHAT A COLLAR-BUTTON DID. 
The other night, as a group of friends were sitting around the 
Stove in the reading-room of one of our principal hotels, smoking 
and chatting as is the habit of men when it is too late to go out and 
too early to go to lied, the conversation turned to the late horrible 
murder at Colton, where a young bride was foully murdered, as is 
supposed, by her husband, William Springer, for her money and 
jewelry. When this atrocious deed had been full) discussed, the con- 
versation drifted to murders in general, and the many which siill re- 
main shrouded in mystery. At tins point a tall, dark man, some 
liftv years of age, ami a stranger to us all, who had been an inter- 
ested listener, but had heretofore taken no part in the conversation, 

drew up bis chair and said : 

" While on the subject of murders, gentlemen, allow me to relate a 

singular ease, which came to my particular notice while acting as 
one of Pinkerton's detectives in Chicago in 1870. The facts, as I re- 
collect them, run thus: Late on the night of November 0th a tele- 
gram came in from police' headquarters, to the effect that a young 
girl, a milliner, rooming on — street with a female compannjn— 
also a milliner— bail been found dead in her bed, under most suspi- 
cious circumstances, and asking that one of OUT force should be de- 
tailed to sift into the case. I was selected, and, through a blinding 

snow-storm, made my way as quickly as possible to the place desig- 
nated in the message. ' m arriving there I found a scene of the wild- 
est excitement. Two police officers guarded the room in which lay 

the murdered girl, and would only permit the girl's companion, Jane 
Shaw, to remain with the corpse. The corridors and stairs, however. 
were crowded with the other roomers in the large tenement house, 
w ho were eagerly discussing the death of Emily l'errin, for 5UCh was 

the name of the murdered girl. 
It was with considerable difficulty that I forced my way through 

the curious throng, and, showing my badge, was immediately ad- 
mitted to the chamber of death. 

The body was that of a beautiful girl, of not more than eighteen, 
and was still warm when I examined it. From the bulging eyes, a 
thin stream of blond under each nostril and a blueness about the 
whole face, 1 at once jumped to the conclusion that death had been 
caused by strangulation. A closer examination proved I was cor- 
rect, As the corpse gradually lost the warmth of life, marks of a 
thumb and lingers of a livid purple appeared, more and more dis- 
tinctly, immediately under the chin. In a conversation with the 
grief-Stricken Jane Shaw, the room-mate of poor Emily, I gleaned 
the following facts : 

The two girls had come from New York a vear ago-, to take situa- 
tions in Mrs. 'a large millinery establishment on- — street. They 

had worked and roomed together ever since. Had roomed in the 
house they were in at the lime of the murder all the time. Had last 
seen Emily alive at eight that night. She left the store at that hour, 
Stating that she felt unwell, and would go to bed. Jane Shaw had 
worked on until 11 p. m.. as they were very busy on the trousseau of 
a bride who was to be married in 4 few davs. Got home at 11 :30 and 
found the room terribly upset, and Emily lying in her nightdress 
upon the bed dead. Immediately rang for the landlady, who at once 
sent lor the police. Had kepi the door locked until their arrival. 

The landlady. Mrs. , was the only person admitted. Had their 

combined savings $150 in notes— in a trunk, the lock of which bad 
been forced and the money taken. Knew but few young men, and 
never had admitted one to their room. Had but one kev between 
them to the room, and two to the front door. Found the kev in the 
lock on the inside of the room, and the door ajar. Emily had started 
for home alone. A Mr. /anderlynn had sometimes seen the girls as 

far as the street-door. Thought that he was somewhat smitten with 
Lmdy. Emily did not reciprocate, as she was engaged to a Mr. 
\\ alters at home in New York. This was the sum and substance of 
Jane Shaw's conversation . given between sobs and hysterical out- 
bursts oi grief. 

1 was taking a last look at the murdered girl when mv eve caught 
sight, ii a small, glittering object among the disordered 'bed-clothes 
I picked U up, and round it to be a plain gold collar-button. I showed 
this to ,htne and asked her if it belonged to her friend or herself. She 
said, after examining it, that it did not, and I pocketed the Stud, in 
the faint hope- that it might lead to some clue, i then searched the 
room carefully, and was rewarded for mv trouble by the discovery 
of the broken blade uf a large case-knife inside the rifled trunk". 



This had evidently been used to force open the trunk, ami I carefully 
put it in my pocket-book with the collar-button. As 1 did so I took 
a second look at the gold stud, and by the aid of a magnifying glass 
I always carry, traced, scratched with some sharp instrument in al- 
most microscopical letters, the initials H. J. V. ' Do you know Mr. 
Yanderlynn's initials? ' 1 asked Jane. ' Marry J.,' she replied. 'And 

hi- address? ' ' Latn.be House, street.' she answered. ' Why V ' 

'Oh, simply nothing,' I said, but leaving the house I hailed a hack, 
and drove as fast as horseflesh couro take me to the place designated. 
It was now early morning, and I had some trouble in rousing the 
sleeping inmates. I finally succeeded, and at once inquired for Mr. 
Yandei'lynn's room. I found the door locked, ami my repeated 
knockings and callings meeting with no response, 1 placed my foot 
against the door and forced it open. The room was dark, but strik- 
ing a match I lit the gas, and to my intense joy discovered a paleface 
glaring at me from the bed. In a second my pistol was at his head, 
and not a moment too soon, for clutched in Vanderfynn's hand, a nil 
hidden under the bed-clothes, was a British .self-eoeking bull-dog 
pistol. This, in his haste and fright, had got the hammer caught in 
the sheet, and so had probably saved my life, for he had every op- 
portunity to shoot while I was lighting the gas. I soon disarmed in v 
prisoner, and handcuffing him, proceeded to examine his clothes and 
the room. 

Yanderlynn's white shirt lay on a chair, the back stud still holding 
the collar, but there was no collar stud in front. In his pant's pocket 
was a case-knife, with the large blade broken, and under his mattress 
was a woman's stocking, in winch was $150 in greenbacks— the exact 
sum stolen from the murdered girl's trunk. 1 lost no time in driving 
my shivering prisoner to jail, and to cut a long story short, he was 
tried, convicted, sentenced and hung within two months of the 
night of the brutal murder. It was ona of the neatest jobs I ever 
did, and I have kept that identical collar-button as a memento of it. 
V anderlynn, before being hung, confessed to the crime, and said that 
the girl I with whom he had been more intimate than her friend was 
aware of) had told him of their savings, and where she kept them, 
and had asked his advice as to a safer place to deposit them ; that, 
being out of work and desperate, he had conceived the idea of rob- 
bing the room in the absence of the girls. He had found the door 
left open by accident, and was just in the act of breaking open the 
trunk when Emily returned. She had told him .she would be work- 
ing late that night, and be was so utterly surprised that he seized her 
by the throat, and after a desperate struggle, clinked her to death. 
He then undressed the corpse, put it in the bed and hurried away." 

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last , brought our usual monthly advices. The Hon. \\\ B. Dal ley, 

Q l h I...H appointed to the vacant Chief Justiceship of New 

S uith Wales. The British Privy < 'ouncil is to be asked to r 

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defenses arc to be erected at Port Phillip Sends, Melbourne. 

Hi.*; -.■.! ;iv- tr. k. iking far improved mall initu: with l-n 

vi re ■■ i ol earthquake have been felt in Sydney. It 

posed to hold a centennial exhibition in Melbourne in 1888. 

Eighteen months ago the Government of New South Wales, with a 
view to encouraging local manufacturing industries, invited tenders 
under specially favorable conditions for the supply of 150,000 tons of 
>i> el rail- to be manufactured of native ores. Although several large 
English manufacturers made inquiries with a view of satisfying 
themselves whether the opportunity could be availed of with advan- 
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of renewing the offer if there is anj prospect of it being reasonably 
received. As a further means of encouraging the iron industry the 
Minister of Works of that Colony has reduced the rates for the car- 
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large number of locomotives Eor the < iovernment railways. Compe- 
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1 consideration to local manufacturers if their tenders are rea- 
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irrigation bill das passed the Victorian Parliament. The Queens- 
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return to Sydney, with enthusiasm. The "unco guid" of Sydney 

wanted the Government to prohibit Sunday concerts, but the Gov- 
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Victorian * Iovernment to obtain the latest information on gold 
mining in America, the best methods of extracting the gold from re- 

hractorv ores, and the saving of gold during treatment. The past 

season has been a very productive our m New South Wales. 

Caterpillars Ikivc altiieUeil the jj;rape vines in several parts Of Vic- 
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strike has been made at Stawell, Victoria. It has hern held by the 

Supreme Court of Victoria that playing euchre for "drinks" i"s an 

unlawful game. The Episcopalians of Victoria have resolved to 

carry out the proposal of the British and Foreign Bible Society to 
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Majesty's autograph. Two hundred and forty thousand copies will 
be required. The estimated cost is JG75, which it is intended will be 
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Corangamite was wrecked in Wreck Hay while on her way from Mel- 
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Hoods arc reported in New South Wale-. Campbell, the defaulting 

■ teller of the Bank of Australasia, has been acquitted. The Relief 

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; said to be a thousand mechanics and laborers unemployed in Bris- 

i bane, Queensland. A Chinaman is driving a cab in Melbourne.— 

A line copper lode has been found near Mount Lyell, Tasmania. 

I The Victorian Parliament was prorogued on the 15 ult. The Home 

j Government is not disposed to assist the Colonies in the New Guinea 

| protectorate. There is a split in the present New South Wales 

Government. The Minister of Mines has resigned. The New 

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has been discovered. A temperance advocate has met with great 
success among the Maories of New Zealand. Tenders for the con- 
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amined, and that of Messrs. Falkingham & Sons accepted. It 

amounts to $1,056,355. Qoal has been discovered underneath the 

city of Sydney. The discovery is regarded as important. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan 29, 1887. 



PLEASURE'S WAND. 

' We Obey no Wand but Pleasure's" Tom Moore. 



Three years ago, when San Francisco was first charmed by a visit 
from the most famous singer of the century- Adelina Patti— the fol- 
lowing lines formed the introductory paragraph to the writer's com- 
ments: " When an artist attains the degree of excellence this Queen 
of Music has reached, criticism becomes zoiliam. When a singer is 
ao perfect in voice and method that one has to think and ponder in 
order to discover such trivial defects as an occasional harsh note, an 
accidental false intonation, or a bit of faulty phrasing, the possible of 
human perfection has been attained." The truth of these words is 
now intensified. Nothing -is now left to do, hut to indulge in com- 
parative reflections on her singing. -She is still the wonderful ex- 
ample of Nature and Art combined. A voice of the purest quality— 
a voice without a duplicate— and a method as perfect as art can en- 
dow a voice with, l'atti is simply classical in her operatic singing. 
Nut. only is she unstress of what may be termed the externals of the 
vocal art, as to flexibility in execution and beauty of tone in their 
application to operatic music, bul she possesses to the highest degree, 
the spirit of operatic music in its supreme expression. It is this 
Which has made her the singer <>i the world, in the twenty odd years 
that she has reigned there has been a change in her, but it has been 
so gentle— for "Nature could not be harsh with one on whom it had so 
lavished its gifts— that the results are evident, although the operation 
remained invisible. Passing years have not abdicated their claims 
upon Patti's voice and person,' but for every one they enforced, they 
gave an equivalent. In the first decade of her career Patti's voice 
was a marvel. It had an evenness of tone-color, a richness of qual- 
ity and a flexibility such as no living .singer could boast, funning a 
combination the like of which the annals of music- did not produce. 
Its range was unusual. It had been trained in the best schools, jeal- 
ously guarded from the violent shucks of innovating tendencies,' and 
was guided by an ear of unswerving accuracy. She was the highest 
exemplar of the result of a combination of generous gifts, sound 
training, correct musical feeling and a thoroughly artistic mind. To- 
day, while all the art remains, and the technique, in its entirety, is 
as perfect, the voice is different in quality. The high notes have Lost 
clearness, but the lower notes have gained volume. The medium has 
become broader. The tone has become richer and mellower. To ex- 
press it musically, her voice is as matchless as ever, but in a different 
key. It she was now singing to us in legitimate operatic perform- 
ances, it would be proper to comment upon the result of the change 
in its bearings to operatic work. In such a case there would be little 
to add to what was written in this column three years ago, for in the 
intervening time the world seems to have been at a standstill for this 
so generously -gifted woman. But the form of entertainment adopted 
gives another direction to these analytical and not critical comments. 
She now comes before us on the concert-stage, delighting us with the 
brightest gems from the scores of her operatic repertoire — the arias 
and cavatinas with which her name stands linked in an immortal as- 
sociation. It is a feast of exquisite musical delicacies, set before us 
for our artistic delectation. 

***** 

The first concert was such an admirable entertainment that it lin- 
gers in one's memory like a dream. Patti's contributions. " Ah, Fors e 
L»i" from Traviata — Kekert's Echo song, and as encores Comin'thro' 
the Rye, Home Sweet Home, and the Semirawvide selections, were 
one and all evidences of what Patti is. The operatic numbers were 
sung in all the possible perfection of the art, if the uncertainty of a 
few high notes taken fortissimo in the Semiramide duct be excepted. 
In the Echo song her vocalization was displayed in all its brilliancy. 
In her singing of the two ballads there were signs of sensibility, a 
quality winch analysis in the past had developed l'atti to be devoid 
of. Her "Comin 1 thro' the Live" was the outbun t of a bright, coquet- 
tish, vivacious lassie. The Semiramide duets with Scalchi created a 
furore two years ago. One of them was sung on Monday evening, 
the second being held in reserve for the deservedly expected encore, 
which, to the discredit of the audience and to its loss, was not de- 
manded. The two great artists sang as they did before, with an as- 
tonishing unanimity of huri tore, ei pial intonation, breadth of phrasing 
and artistic finish. Scalchi's voice was carefully analyzed in this 
column at the time she first sang in San Francisco. It has changed 
but little, an increased huskiness in the middle notes being the only 
difference. The voice has still its wonderful expressive quality— its 
penetrating eloquence. Scalchi's facility of vocalization lias not di- 
minished. slu> sings as ever, broadly, nobly, with a most satisfying 

distinctness of enunciation. Galassi's fine voice is most agreeable 

t«i listen to. His singing at times ,., monotonous in volume of sound 
from a lack of shading, His "D#fProvinza" was open to that objec- 
tion. Guille, the tenor, has one of the freshest, purest lyric tenor 
voices it has ever lieen my lot to hear. The entire register has a 
ttear, limpid quality including th; xtdt j ■' ■■■■ wh-^hGuille utuns 
without the slightest effort, sustaining it and repeating it with an 
case which the great Wachtel might have envied. GuilhVs voice has 
been carefully trained, and his ringing of the Lombard aria was a 
gem of expressive phrasing. With Arditi, as clief d'orchestre, the per- 
fection of this concert was attained. His accompaniments are so 
thoroughly artistic that one is apt to overluok their completing merit. 
All in all. the concert was the superlative expression of such an en- 
tertainment. The Thursday concert was postponed until Monday 

week, Feb. ,th, l'atti having -■aught cold last Monday evening— 
a small wonder. The matinee this afternoon promises; to be at- 
tended by a great crowd of ladies. 

* , * * * * 

At the Alcazar many people have been amused during the week by 
The Tourists. The element of popularity in many ft performance is 
not apparent to critical judgment. In this case, it is particularly in- 
tangible. 

***** 

Clara Morris appears Monday night at the Baldwin after an absence 
of several years. She has few as devoted and admiring clienteles as 
that oi San Francisco, and she is sure of a warm welcome. 



The California Theatre is to be reopened this evening with The Gal 



ley 



y Stave, played by a company of winch the popular artists. Miss 
Rose Wood and A. .1. Buckley," are the leading members. 

***** 

Herrmann, the prestidigatateur, commences on Monday, at the Bush 
Street Theatre, a series of his entertainments. The Vanishing Lady 
—the latest illusion from Europe— is an important number in his 
programme. It creates everywhere the most intense interest. 

* * " * * * 

Grand opera, concerts, drama, tragedy, comedy, burlesque, even 
carmen's strikes— all are unavailing against the constancy of the 
Tivoli patrons. The Krelings have a large constitnenry. 
* * * * 

The grand concert of Henry Heyman's series was a welcome page 
in the season's musical album. The quartette played with its now 
established precision and ensemble. Mrs. J. M. Pierce, the vocalist 
of the concert, sang several songs, in the selection of which, she dis- 
played rare taste." The lady has a good voice, but her singing is 
superficial and is lacking in expression. Henry Hayman played a 
Sonata— Handel's A major, in his thorough style. A good broad tone, 
good phrasing and correct interpretation distinguished it. Mrs. Car- 
michal Carr assisted in her usual able manner. This pianiste plays 
accompaniments to vocal music most exijuisitlv. 

* * * * * 

The Fourth Organ Concert of Mr. H. J. Stewart was unfortunately 
as poorly attended as the others have been. It is a pity that these 
delightful entertainments do not attract mure attention. Mr. Stew- 
art's playing of the William Tell Ouverture was a superb exhibition 
of his skill. 

***** 

Patti's history is well known to everyone. It may be apropos to 
relate facts in the histories of the great singers of the past. The 
famous Gabrielli was a cook's daughter. Anne Catley's fatherdrove 
a hackney coach in London, and her mother was a washerwoman. 
Catalani is said to have been a match girl. Madame Banti — she who 
left the old legacy of her larynx to the town of Bologne — made her 
first appearance as a street musician. < »f Luerezia Agujari.it is 
chronicled that she had a must extraordinary compass of voice. 
Mozart says that it extended from " D below the octave upwards for 
three octaves, all but a single tone." Catalan!, the match girl alluded 
to, seems to have been unequaled for the velocity and precision of 
her chromatic scales. Shecould sing (l in altissimo. Pasta was a 
Jewess. Her right name was Negri. After studying in Milan, sing- 
ing in the Como Cathedral, she went tu Paris and made her debut. 
Both there and in London she was a failure. She determined tu suc- 
ceed, and returning to Italy, buried herself in an obscure town and 
devoted herself to months of severe practice, until out of the most 
uncompromising materials, she gained a breadth and expression, a 
brilliancy, evenness, solidity and range entirely beyond the range of 
He ire spontaneous singers. She had extendi d her voice, by sheer in- 
dustry, in its range to two octaves and a half. It remained pure and 
was totally without meretricious trickery or pseudo finery, and was 
admirably accompanied by feeling and judgment. The greatest tri- 
umph of her life was her singing of Noi-ma, which Berlini bad com- 
posed expressly for l-risi. Alboni, the celebrated contralto embraced 
fully two octaves, from G to G. Jenny Lind could occasionally reach 
high F. Beaucxerc. 

She was a very cert miss once, but marriage tamed her. She is now an 
expert, and uses Madame Rachel's Rlooni of Youth, which is the best cos- 
luetic iu the market. 

Pkicklf.ss! Midler's Pebble Eye Glasses and Spectacles, to be had only 
at Mailer's Optical Depot, 135 Montgomery street, opposite Occidental Hotel. 



GRAND OPERA HOUSE. 

POSITIVELY FAREWELL TOUR! 

Ml;, Henry E. Abbey very respectfully announces the appearance in 
San Francisco of 

IMZIMIIE- ATJELIITA PATTI 

Iu Graud Operatic Concerts, which will take place on 

SATURDAY MATINEE JAN. 29th I THURSDAY... . .. FEBRUARY 3d 

TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 1st [ MONDAY EVE'G.. FEBRUARY 7th 

With the following Distinguished Artists: MME. SOFIA SCALCHI, prima 
donna contralto; Sig. Albert Guille, teuor; Sig. Antonio Galassi, baritone; 
Big. Franco Novara, basso, and Sig. Luigi Arditi, Conductor. 

At each performance Mme. Patti and the above artists will appear in a 
Grand Concert Programme, consisting of famous selections, and in addition: 

On Saturday aftkknoon, Jan. 29th — In the 2d act of the Opera (iu cos- 
dun.) of SEMIRAMIDE, with an Entire Change of the Concert Programme. 

On Tt'EsDAY Evening, Feb. 1st— Iu 2d act of the opera (iu costume) of 
MARTHA. 

On Thursday^Eveninu, Feb. 3n— In the 2d act of the opera (iu costume) 
of LINDA 1)1 CHAMOUNIX, with all the accessories of Costumes and a 
Graud Orchestra of Fifty Selected Musicians, under the direction of Sig. 
Luigi Arditi. 

And on Monday Evening, Feb. 7th — Iu the 3d act of the opera (in cos- 
tume) of FAUST— (Gardeu Sceue). 

PRICES— $2, $3, $5, $G. Boxes— $70, $60, $50 and $25. 

Sunday Evening, January 80th— GRAND POPULAR CONCERT hv 

ABBEY'S CONCERT COMPANY. 
Scale op Prices— Admission, 50c. and $1. Reserved Seats, $1 and $l 50. 
Steinway & Sou's Celebrated Piano Used. Seats on sale at Sherman, 
Clay & Go.'s Music Store and Graud Opera House. [Jan. 29. 

^BTLMlTTHEATRE-SPECIALr 

Al. Hayman Lessee and Manager 

Commencing Next Monday Evening, Jan. ;>lst, America's Greatest Actress, 

C ZD^ZES-A- MOBBIS I 

Supported bv MR. HENRY MILLER. 

Monday, Tuesday .' MISS MULTON ! 

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — L'ARTICLE -ir; 

Saturday Matinee MISS MULTON I 

Seats Now On Sale. \ Jan. 29. 



Jan. 29, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



SPORTING. 



■ I 

red. Tin- - Lurdny, the MUli 

April, Tuesday, the 19th ..i April. Thursday, the 21st ol Vprll, 

k) theclo t unlay, tbc 23d ul Vpnl. The firs! evenl la the 

in purse (or all ages, one mil.-; Ok- California si 
ro-yenr-c xl (half :t mile), fm which the cntrii 

id> • I"-- ■ So. ■ 1'iirM- race for -ill .-,■■. -, one mile mid ;i half, 
m- Winters stakes, one mile and a half, !<-r tin., yeai olds, closet* 
e first day's ttport Three purses air ■■>, thef^rogramnu 

und a sixteenth ; Ave fur- 

ir-old Hllies; tin' Selling purse, one mil.-, the onh 

itakes for ihn e year-olds, one mile and 

Ihs. For the third day, the Oi stakes for two-j i 

ree-quarters of ■ mile, is the only fixed event. Tin- evi 
;ir- toe name »»i Mr. Baldwin's colt. Nmieof his followers have so 
r been able t«- beat his figures. The closing day is made up of fixed 
.ni-. Th< Eureka stakes for two-yciir-ulds, five furlongs; Resaca 
three-year-old fillies, one mile ami a quarter. Tne event >.i 

• in. .tint' -h.. n). l be the Pacific stakes for ->ll ages, tw ill I hi 

i > .inn stakes is another all-aged event, :it one mile. For the purses 
itries will close on March 1st, After thai date it will be possible to 
ve an idea of the probable winners. There will certainly be some 
rge fields, although a great many of the brilliant names thai ap- 
,ui. I on the programme of the fast year's Spring meeting will be 
eent. The oanta Anita stable may send but few starters, but the 
imb.. del Paso will be representee! by some good animal--, still, 
i vine both "tit ol count, there art- enough horses t" make up four 
illianl racing. The Association has, with its usual liberal- 
. offered heavy purses, oboul seven thousand dollars for the meet- 
g. Should the public respond liberal! v both purses and stakes will 
rtuinh be increased at the Fall meeting, whenever a programme 
od Horse Association is announced a question of weather 
ftps up. As the meeting is to take place when Spring i-- fairly ad- 
weather raaj be anticipated. Hut m this climate all 
:nl the dry Winter in ay bring a wet Spring and consequent 
is to the Blood Horse Association. 



Tin- weather last Saturday made exercise in the open air very 

iblc, one result being a brilliant gathering of members of 

the California Lawn Tennis Club at the new courts. Play began 

at a very early hour in the afteri n, and three of the courts 

ed until dusk. Several of the ladies tried the new courts 
b>r the tir>t time and were delighted with the true way in which the 
ball played. No scores were kept, the matches being all informal. 
On Washington's Birthday a grand event will come off, when a handi- 
cap will, be played, for which a large number of entries are already 
promised. The few weeks that intervene between this and thai date 
will be filled up with active practice by the crack players. The Club 
entlj had additions of several prominent [.layers, and is in a 
most prosperous condition. 

***** 

The Louisville men found a most emphatic Waterloo last Sunday at 
Alameda, when a picked nine of the California League smote them 
hip and thigh . beating the Kentockians by 10 to 4. It was not a 
genuine test of the strength, the Louisville team having three men 
disabled. That Of itself is enough to bring disaster to any team when 
playing against men making any pretensions to equality, the local 
reinforcements to the Louisvilles being of a rather tame description. 
Thr cry of hippodrome, was certainly a false alarm. The Damianasand 
California-- played a hard hitting game at Central Turk, which was 
won by the former by a score of 11 to 10. There was some good play- 
ing on both sides. 

* * * * * 

The coursing matches at Newark last Sunday were not very cred- 
itable to the persons most interested. The judge gave some decisions 
that showed his unfitness for the position which he accepted. In the 
double event Maid of Erin and Sly Girl were mat died against Sleepy 
Dirk and Mazeppa. sly Girl and Mazeppa were drawn together, ana 
the con rse given co Sly Girl. Then Maid of Erin and Sleepy Dick 
appeared and the course was awarded to the Maid, against which 
there was a series of warm protests. Sleepy Dick and Sly C.irl ran off 
and Sly Girl won the course and the match.* The course between Spot 
and Byron was a very short one. Spot won easily. 

***** 
The regular monthly meeting of the Pacific Kennel Club will be 
held next Wednesduv'night at the Palace Hotel. 

* ** * * * 

Several valuable dogs have died recently. Pneumonia has proved 
fatal to some well-known greyhounds. Mr. Edward Fay's pointer 
puppies both died at Saucelito* recently of distemper. 

* * * * » 

The Pacific Coursing Club has elected Mr. H. Boyd secretary. 
This gentleman lias proved himself a most efficient executive officer 
by his management of the meetings at Newark Park. Mr. Boyd re- 
tains his post as Secretary of that association. 

***** 

The British Jubilee yacht race is to take place in June, and is to 
be around the British Isles. The start is to be from the Thames, 
leaving the land on the port hand, and to finish at Dover. This 
should be a very interesting course, as the racers will certainly be met 
at intervals by fleets of yachts as the race progresses, and' reports 
may be had every day ol' the position of the racers. 

* * * * * 

Beach appears to be content to give up rowing, but will not hear of 
Hanlan claiming the championship. Rather than let the Canadian 
resume the title the Sydney man will make any sacrifice to try and 
retain his position. 

***** 

The English cricketers in Australia have been recovering their lau- 
rels. On December 4th tbey beat an eleven of New South Wales by 
an innings, but the ground was all against the Sydney players. Later 



i. Hi- 
latter won In rix run. Tin \i 
pui. with thr KnglMi playti ., nhirh h in like 

man) i ■ ..; ,„ ,-. | . 

on will open next Baturdaj . Feb. 5th, al ti 
iihIh. when the Itellance and Orion < lubs will piny 
■ til upon the I taltl ind i rounds 
and the game r i from Lho |ai 




. Iv|,!1 ■ io can appreciate truoarl should aol falll 
Meter*. 0.1 Marsh A Uo'« Japm ■ Art Repository, N 

and .Miinin,- the urmi.l collection o| 

CALIFORNIA THEATRE-^;..; ^ 

INNOUNI BMENTI— TO NIUHT!- n..ni.v CunpMI'i Muterpleco 

T H IE G-^LLEY SL A.V E ! 

Interpreted by the Eminem Artist, Miss Rokk Wood— and the Kosi W i 

i ompany— Including Mn i i in . km * (speclall; 

8 ii soi lea Complete, 

, K.-i,. Oth— "A Womi Peoplel I Great Play, a Great Cut! 

• s "" "ii' P«< I-- n.i Higher < . ■ ■■■■ t« 

■ Wo.— A Good Reserved Seal ou the ftr»l Floor BOc , 0c 



ALCAZAR THEATRE — OFarrell Street, Near Stockton. 

Wallenrod, Osbourne & Stoi Lin! Sfanagers— Gso. Wallbnbod, I e ee 
TO-NIGHTI— MATINEE sa I URDAYI— ELABORATE PRODUCTION OF 

THE TOTJE.ISTS! 
With New Music. New Scenery, etc. Charue Rekd, ai.ick Harrison. 
.1. .V I, iin. i hm.i Wii.i. II Bray in the cast First Appearance (by kind 
permission .>f Messrs. Kreling Bros.) ol Mr. a. Mersmi ii 

rhursday, January 27th. Benefit of the FOLSON CLUB I 

Next— M lay. January 31st— Lnsi Week of Charlie Reedand llice Har 

rison, in a Greal Double Bill, MOLDOON'8 PICNIC and C0U8IM JOEI 
Popular Prices— 25, 50 and 7fi cents. [Jan. 29. 

BUSH-STREET THEATRE. 

M. B. Leavitt Proprietor | Chao. P. Hall Manager 

Every Evening This Week and Matinee Saturday. Last Performances! 

"Z I T K: JL!" 

By Will Carleton. — A Selected New York Company, including 

MR. GUSTAVUS LEVICK and MISS J08IE BATCHELDER. 

POPULAR PRICES. Next Week— Monday, January Slat, THE GREAT 

HERRMANN! f»-Seats now on sale. [Jan. 29. 

TIVOLI OPERA HOUSE — Eddy Street, Near Market. 

Keeling Bros Sole Proprietors and Managers 

Every Evening Thiw Week!— The Very Amusing Musical Extravaganza, 

lSTEMESISI 

Casl Willi the Full Strength of tl". Company. 

Monday, January 31st— Grand Production ol THE PROFESSOR! with 

james 6. BARROWS n> The Professor. 

£^~;i'riees ns usual— 25 and 50 cents. [Jan. 29. 

PANORAMA-THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO! 

By J. BERTRAND and L. SKHGENT. 
COR. OF EDDY AND MASON STS. Open Daily from 9 A. M. to 1 1 P. M 

MRS. ADA CLARK'S DANCING ACADEMY, 

211 Sutter Street Above Kearny 

HALL TO LET FOR BALL9, CLUBS ETC. [Aug. 1. 



ANNUAL MEETING. 

Holmes Mining Company. 
The regular Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Holmes Mining 
i 'mn puny will be held at the Office of the Company, Room 79, Nevada Block, 
No. §09 Montgomery street, San Francisco, California, on 

TUESDAY, the EIGHTH day of FEBRUARY, 18S7, 

At one (l) o'clock p. si., for the purpose 6f electing a Board of Direct- 
ors to serve for the ensuing year, and the transaction of such other busi- 
ness as may come before the meeting. Transfer Books will close on Satur- 
day, February 5, 1887, at 12 o'clock m. CHAS. E. ELLIOTT, Secretary. 

Office— Room 79, Nevada Block, No. 309 Montg ery Btreet, San Fran- 
cisco, California. [Jan. 29. 



ANNUAL MEETING. 

Manhattan Silver Mining Company. 

The regular Annual Meeting of the Manhattan silver Mining Cnm jinny 
will he Held at the Office, of the Cninpiuiy, Koom \ No. ;yn Pine street, San 
Francisco, California, on 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1887, 

At 1 r. m., for the purpose of electing n Board of Directors ('• serve for the 
ensuing year, and the tnui.-nctinii <>\ Mich other business as may properly 
come before the meeting. Transfer Books will close on Monday, January 
:;i 1887, at 3 o'clock p. m. JNO. CROCKETT, Secretary. 

Office— Room 8, No. 327 Pine street, San Francisco, Cal. [Juu. 29. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND 



Jan. 29, 1887. 



GOTHAM GOSSIP. 

New York, January 19, 1887.— The January thaw with its at- 
tendant slush has already come and gone, and if Col. Eyre had only 
delayed his departure a little he could have had all the .skating he 
wanted. The lakes in the Park arc crowded, morning, noon and 
night, with masses of humanity, who seem to think that the cup of 
happiness is filled to overflowing as long as they can glide here and 
thereover the ice, now with slow, rhythmical motion, again with 
motion swift as the swallow's flight. Cold feet, tingling ears, red 
noses are necessary evils which only exhance the excitements of the 
hour. The members of the California Colony are not much given to 
ykating, however; with them it seems to be one of the lost arts. Ned 
Taylor used to be on the ice frequently, a couple of sea-mis ago, until 
one of his charming lady friends persuaded him that his nose didn't 
look well colored red, and you never could coax Harry Logan within 
a mile of Central Park ice unless ii was at the Casino or St. Vincent's, 
and the ice was in a glass before him. Charley Crocker tried it once, 
just to sec if an old boy could forget the pleasures of youth, but he 
gave it up speedily, declaring that the skates hurt his ankles. George 
Roberts tried it at first, but concluded that he couldn't talk mines 
and telegraphs except on short wind. C. P. Huntington is a good 
skater, but as an ordinary means ot locomotion prefers railroads. 
Gen. William M. Lent is a graceful skater, but George McAneny can 
give him one hundred yards start unci then beat him across the 
smallest pond. Col. William F. Shaffer is the beau ideal of a grace- 
ful skater, particularly when Russell Sage, his friend, accompanies 
him on the ice for a pasear. It is good for sore eyes to see this couple 
glide along. They never make a miss, and also wind up with three 
sandwiches for a quarter at the lunch counter. Sage takes two and Shaf- 
fer pays for 'em all. D. O. Mills doesn't cut much figure on the ice 
this year. He had all he wanted last year up in Alaska when his 
water power froze. Senator John P. Jones was over from Washing- 
ton the other day, and enjoyed himself royally on the ice. It was 
almost as good as Delmomco frappe" he said. Col. L. E. Bulkeley 
was expected to cut a figure on the ice this year, and a number of his 
lady friends have been out several times to see him cut the fancy 
figures, but for some reason the Colonel has disappeared from view. 
Where can he be? 

1 met Henry Janin the other day on lower Broadway, upon 
" schemes" of finance intent. He has taken a house for the winter. 
A house was necessitated by the fact that some time since Mrs. J. pre- 
sented him a dividend in the shape of a bouncing Henry, Jr.. and 
nothing but a house was big enough to hold the enthused parents and 
the crowing youngster. Mr. Janin, Sr., looks well and weighs 203, 
Mr. Janin, Jr., looks as if he could tip the scales up in the tens and 
make it warm for anybody who should interfere. 

The mining market is dull in spots. Everybody seems waiting for 
your corns tocks to take a sudden whoop, for everybody has the point 
that they are all going to splendid figures, marshaled by Consolidated 
California-Virginia. Not a member of the colony but professes to 
have seen " with my own eyes," or heard read with his own ears, a 
letter from John Mackay, Esq., full of mysterious prognostications. 
" What do you suppose I am here for?" Mr. Mackay is represented 
as asking a boon companion in New York, " working six hours a day 
in the mines." Of course nobody can answer the conundrum 
directly, but they do a heap of guessing that John wouldn't be in the 
wilds of the land of sage brush, Nevada, when be could be in the Bois 
de Boulogne, unless there was a powerful series of belligerent bo- 
nanzas somewhere. In another letter the Bonanza King is reported 
as saying: " They (meaning Gould, et als, of Western Union) will 
never be able to down me while I have a couple of holes in the 
ground over here.' r Of course this parable interpreted means: "Out 
of these two holes I will take more money than will be necessary to 
buy up Gould and all the Western Unioners." The present excuse 
for the non advance in the comstocks is the Sutro Tunnel. That has 
bnii the bete noir. Mackay hates to pay the royalty, so they say be 
is behind the McCalmout lorelosure suit, and when that is settled 
and Mr. Mackay owns the whole concern, and stockholders are 
wiped out, and the royalty is paid to Mr. M. himself, there will be a 
whoop all along the line. Meanwhile some of the unsophisticated 
holders of Sutro Tunnel stock had a meeting the other day to take 
some action in the premises. It would require a pretty Stiff assess- 
ment to satisfy the McCalmont suit, and as New Yorkers don't take 
kindly to assessments, I do think the New York stockholders will get 
left as usual. 

Anent the South American mines, Major Selover and expert-miner 
Hillyer have been heard from. The gallant Major has seen the mines 
with his own eyes and those of Hillyer, and he pronounces them as 
good— more than good— they are world beaters. It is a matter for 
some congratulation that this judgment has been pronounced, for 
there were some doubting Selovers in this community who were in- 
clined to doubt the very existence of these properties." Several min- 
ing experts are now on the ground, besides the Selover outfit, and 
their reports confirm all tliat has been claimed for the Harpending 
mines of quartz and of gravel. 

Among the i'x-i ialifornians in the city I met Lombard, formerly of 
Sacramento, the other dav. He comes down from Ids Maine home 
every \\ inter to see the sights and tackle the stork market for Sum- 
mer expenses. He hits 'em right, so he says, and always goes home 
happier for bis experience. 

rharley Funk rejoices to hear that his chum, John Bradley, has 
made a big killing on the Comstock. Charley looks better than he 
has for years. 

Minear is hard at work getting his pet Amador mining land's listed 
on the Mining Exchange. It is as much as a man's life is worth to 
get a stock listed here. The Board looks with cross-eyed suspicion 
upon every application froma mining company. The members of the 
committee regard themselves as standing between robbery and the 
ilcnr public, and the mine that runs their gauntlet successfully must 
have a pedigree as long as Droadway and as comprehensive as Web- 
ster s ( nabridged. So Minear frets, fumes, pflrspires, swears, won- 
ders, damns and still hoj.es. 

Gen. Lent set up a case of Extra Dry last night when he heard that 
Lie'le George Hearst had succeeded in his Senatorial aspirations. 



Three times three were given for the Senator and a tiger for Joe 
Clark. 

Charley Crocker and ex-Governor McCormick dined with the terri- 
torial fossils of California last evening. They, with Gen. Tecumseh 
Sherman, were about the only live Californians present, and McCor- 
mick is claimed by Arizona. 

Col. Logan has been very lonely since Col. Eyre went away, and 
even all Eugene Dewey's soothing* and Sam. Lapsley's most excit- 
ing adventures fail to awaken his interest. Nothing but the arrival 
of Col. Clark, of the Louisville Jockey Club, will serve to* replace 
Col. Eyre. Ned Barnes, too, is very much depressed since Jim Tich- 
enor went off to San Francisco, although Jim promised sacredly to 
telegraph in cypher instantly upon his arrival. Ned thinks the wires 
must be down, as he hasn't heard from Tich., and that something 
must have happened to Deidesheimer's good right ink-slinging hand. 
as he hasn't had a letter from him in a month. Occasional, 



Our old newspaper friend, the "general European war," is again 
to the fore, havocking every sanctum in the land. Each martial 
writer draws his Hashing pen and bestriding his caracoling stool, 
turns himself loose like a thunderbolt to devastate the Held. Amaz- 
ing in history, dumbfounding in politics, fearfully and wonderfully 
original in geography, this portentous new element in European 
warfare, the American editor, puts a new, strange aspect upon all hi' 
touches, save only things military: in the tented field he is conserya 
tive no end, scorning the weakness of innovation. Again with four 
fortresses he constructs his favorite Quadrilateral — one here, one 
there, another over yonder and the fourth situated variously. Again 
at his command the unfair trooper cruelly bisects his enemy with the 
familiar saw-edged saber, and the miscreant sharp-shooter steathily 

}ioisons his bullet. Once more "the whiskered Pandour and the 
ierce Hussar" are dosed with brandy-and-gunpowder. duly to aug- 
ment their natural acerbity of temper. The headlong charge of the 
heavy artillery, the storming of the ironclad by the cavalry, the re- 
sistless march of the bastion, cutting its way out when surrounded 
by the veteran abbatis— these and a thousand other stirring incidents 
of the "general European war" are in process of editorial concep- 
tion, to evolve at the first shock of arms. God bless that annual bene- 
faction, the "general European war!"— what the papers would be 
without it? 



A Life's Experience in Mormonism, as narrated by Mrs. T. B. H. 
Stenhouse, has more than justified the expectations of its original 
critics and confirmed their opinion as to the interest it would excite 
by running into a second edition. The new edition is elegantly got- 
ten up, with numerous illustrations, and includes a full account of 
the Mountain Meadows' Massacre, and Life, Confession and Execu- 
tion of Bishop John D. Lee. It is for sale at all leading bookstores. 
Price, $1. 

If you want something really ^nod in the way of Underwear and Gents' 
Furnishing Goods you should go to J. W. Carmauy's Emporium, No. 25 
Kearny street. He has all the latest novelties. 

M. J. FLAVIN & CO., 

924 to 928 Market Street, 

Are showing an immense stock of Woolen 
Underwear, representing the best qual- 
ities of Eastern and Domestic Goods. 



Manufacturers of Fine Underwear ! 



G R EAT I X L, 

924: TO 928 MARKET STIRIEIET, 
Next the Baldwin. [Oct. 30. 



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Jan. 29, 1887. 



CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER. 



H. M. NEWHALL & CO., 

Shipping and Commission Merchants, 

Nos. 309 and 311 Sansome Street, San Francisco, California, 
Agents for Growers and Manufacturers, 

Charterers of Vessels for All Trades, 

Agents for the Mexican Phosphate and Sulphur Co.'s 
Products, 

And General Insurance Agents, 

urrespondents in the chief Cities of* the United States, En 
rope, Australia, India. China and principal [standi of the Pacific 
and attend to the Purchase of Goods and the Bale "i California 
Products in those Countries. [Jan. 22 



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SHIPPING UNO COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK. 

—AGENCIES— 

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Agent Agent Agent. 



Liverpool. 



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We have oar Brokers in every commercial city of importance in the West- 
ern, Middle Jin.l Eastern States, and emploj a large staff of traveling sales- 
men. We have the best Facilities for the distribution of California Products 
Bast, uinl give especial attention to 

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Borax, Barley, Canned Salmon, 

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WILLIAMS, DlMOND & GO. 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 
UNION BUILDING, JUNCTION MARKET AND PINE STREETS. 

Agents for Paci fie Mtiil Steamship Company, Pacific Steam Navigation Com- 
pany, The Canard Royal Mail Steamship Company, "The California Line of 
hlippers," from New York and Boston, and '■The Hawaiian Line." 

S. L. Jones. E. D. Jones. 

S. L. JONES & CO., 

Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 
207 and 209 California Street. | January 9. 

E. L G. STEELE k CO., 

(Successors to C. ADOLPHE LOW & CO.), 
SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

SAN FRANCISCO. 

—AGENTS— 

American Sugar Refinery and Washington Salmon Cannery 

J. TOMKINSON'S LIVERY AND SALE STABLE, 

Nos. 57, 59 and 61 Minna Street, 

Bet First and Second, San Francisco, One Blork rom Palace otel. 

£30*" Carriages and Cabs at Pacific Club, No. 130 Post street; also North- 
east Cor. Montgomery and Bush. Carriages and Coupes kept at stable espe- 
cially for calling. Turnouts to rent by the mouth. VeMcles of every 
description at reduced rates. Telephone No. 153. 



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'•> ■'" turi'u are of 
tho rest. The 1 i r- 1 <.i these la in- 
tin- sec I la restriction of 

ana of corrup- 
tion; third, a right revenue system that is, a system which ia mor- 
ally right, being just n .s between classes ol citizens, and bearing with 
least weight on personal industry, s scheme of popular government 
which makes pro* ision fur itttatning 1 1 icse ends is as gn< 

levised. Such pro* ve think, fairly well made in the 

New Chartei for San Francisco draftetl l.\ the C inilteeol fifteen. 

The chapter relating I 1 vil Service embraces must of the 
provisions thai experience elsewhere has approved. One most mis- 
chievous aroendmenl was offered, bj - e well-meaning gentli 

but was wisely voted down. Thev proposed to strike out the pro- 
vision which allows each bead of a department i«> appoint two 1 
without reference to the rules. Last year in Congress the spoilsmen 
introduced an identical measure with the object o ing the 

reform, but the friends ol 1 1 ited it. Vnj b< id 

menl must be allowed to make one <ir two confidential appointnn nta 

in the office for whose etncienc.i lie bee ■ res] ble, But a sad 

mistake was made in excluding the police and Hre departments from 
the operation of the rules. This was done on the ground thai pro- 
vision is made elsewhere in the charter for ascertaining the qualifica- 
tions of appointees to these departments. The charter makers for- 
get that the qualification of appointee* bin ■ ond object nol the 
first -of the great reform, lis lirsl object is to rescue public service 
from being a spoil; to deprive public office of its character as " pa- 
tronage;" and this will have yet to he dune for the police and Hre de- 
partments. On this poiut the new charter is destined to break down 
in practice; but there ought to be no great difficulty when this At ■■• el 
shall be clearly seen in getting an amendment extending the reform 
expressly to those two departments, as well as giving it proper play in 
tho School Department. 

We have a judge on the bench in San Francisco whose proper 
place, under a properly framed Penal Code, would be the chain-gang. 
This person ("Jimmy " Maguire) recently addressed a workingmens 
meeting, ana told them that " boycotting" is lawful. That boy-cot- 
ting is unlawful, ami has been so held Thy one 0. S. Circuit Judge, 
one r. S. District Judge, one IT. S. Commissioner, and by state judges 
in New York, Pennsylvania, * 'onnecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin 
and Missouri, Judge "Jim mv " Maguire well knew. That he was in- 
citing his hearers to break the law he is himself sworn and paid to 
administer, he well knew. Thai he was thus inviting them to incur 
the penalties of our Penal Code, he well knew. Of course "Jimmy" 
Maguire has the same right thai any other Murphy, or Jablonowski 
or Sohmitt has in this debauched country, to agitate for a change in 
the law, and for a free boycott ; bul when he told his hearers that no 
one had yet been convicted in America for boycotting he knew that 
he was lying: not expressing an opinion of law, but coldly lying on 
the matter of fact. Now. in any well-constituted society, there would 
be a chain-gang for criminal- of a peculiarly base character. A judi- 
cious code would place in this cal egory, with a ball on our leg, men 
who incite others to break laws ami invite penalties to which the 
chin workingman is not himself exposed. The same code would con- 
demn to the same gang, with a ball upon I be other leg, men who 
prostitute and degrade judicial office, under a system 01 this idea) 
sort, we 9hould now see Judge "Jimmy " Maguire cleaning up con- 
genial offal with a ball and chain on each leg a double penalty for 
an offense of double baseness. But without any ideal legislation a! 
all, it is scarcely to icli to say that he is but a poor-spirited citi- 
zen who will allow his personal acquaintance to be still claimed by 
Judge "Jimmy " Maguire — Blatherskite. 



Apropos Of sonic recent remarks we made about Lobbying lawyers, 

it is appropriate to point out thai the crime of bribery is not commit- 
ted Only by the man wle> pay- or him Who receives the money. It' 

any lawyer is instrumental in causing any public officer to be bribed, 
any law' to be violated, or any crime to be committed, he is himself 
guilty of an offensi to which the law attaches punishment. The pen- 
alty .attaches to anyone who causes or promotes the giving of bribes. 
And really tin- offence of the lawyer is greater than that ox the pirate 
whom he serves. For the legal profession is one that pretends to 
have ethical standards nearly as exalted as those governing the con- 
duct of " an officer and gentleman." True, the profession has never 
been free from pettifoggers and rogues. The other has always had its 
share of cocktails and blackguards. Nevertheless, each has main- 
tained or claimed an ostensible standard Of Conduct that, is at least 
self-conscious of a superiority over the mean vice-. Lawyers who 
are willing to abide by this standard should keep out of the legisla- 
tive lobby. 

The local government hoard, London, has recently published a 
report -tho wing that the cow - of a suspected dairy were infected with 
a specific constitutional disease, whose local manifestations were ex- 
ternal -ores on the animals, and that the milk from these COWS was 

ih,. real cause of an epidemic of scarlatina in the Marylebone district 

of London. The milk itself does not contain the germs of the dis- 
ease, winch art. 1 particle- I'r the ulceration- on the teats, and Dr. 

Kline points out that "in the milk, the disease germs find a good 

medium in which to multiply." So much has been de nstrated as 

to the dangers of producing tuberculosis in the human subject by 



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Jan, 29, 1887. 



means of the milk oi cows having this disease, that it might he 
thought no new thing remained for finding out. Bang, of Copen- 
hagen, however, points out that the udder itself is not infrequently 
the seat of this disease, and that the milk produced by such a gland is 
capable of infecting animals fed upon it. Local government has no 
higher function than that of protectingpublic health, mure especially 
against insidious and hidden dangers which the average victim cannot 
detect for himself. Consumption is the leading source of mortality 
in America, and it is as needless at this day to cite the proofs of its 
extensive propagation from tuberculous cows as to cite evidence for 
the sphericity ot earth. Hardened as we are in San Francisco to the 
neglect of every duty by our local government, this matter of disease 
and death in the milk-can, rouses a feeling akin to indignation. We 
are tempted to " demand" that the dairies be inspected. San Fran- 
cisco has made the same demand in times past. It is not apparent 
why this particular reform need wait for the New Charter. The 
supervisors can prohibit the sale of milk from uninspected dairies; 
then the dairymen themselves will mutually inspect the inspectors 
and keep them up to their duty. 

There is understood to be a disposition at Sacramento to cripple 
the Railroad Commission by cutting down the salary of its members 
to a merely nominal sum. This is surely a very mean and sneaking 
way of repealing the Constitution. That instrument provides for the 
election of three Railroad Commissioners, and the people having 
fully and freely exercised their right of choice, the Commissioners 
are to-day as much constitutional officers as the Governor, Secretary 
of State, Attorney-General, Controller, or any other similarly elected 
officer. The people, in their wisdom and in their numbers, created 
the Commission, and it is substantially a violatonof his oath of office 
for any legislator to seek to annul the Constitution he has sworn to 
maintain by an indirection of the kind said to be contemplated. If 
the Commission has failed to accomplish what was expected of it — 
and we think it has and predicted it would — let it be abolished in the 
only legal and constitutional way. Let a constitutional amendment 
be prepared and submitted to the people for approval, abolishing the 
Commission, and we believe it will be supported by all parties, and 
finally ratified by the people. The Commission was a mistake from 
its very inception. It had duties imposed upon it which it was 
wholly incapable of performing. It was in the nature of a judicial 
body Intended to take evidence and diligently inquire, without fear, 
favor or affection, what interest a certain class of property should be 
allowed to earn. It could not perform its functions because the com- 
plicated problems surrounding the question of railroad fares and 
freights were more than it could grasp and master. In the very na- 
ture of things it was bound to be a failure, as it has been. It is not 
to., much to say that the men elected are not responsible for the fail- 
ure of the Commission. They were elected to accomplish an impos- 
sible task. Many of them encountered it with a courage worthy of a 
better cause, and would not have failed had it been in the power of 
men to succeed. Stoneman and Foote struggled with it, hut like the 
mountain in labor, only brought forth a ridiculous mouse. Yet all 
this does not justify legislators in overriding the spirit of the Consti- 
tution. Two wrongs never yet made one right. Law-makers should 
not lie substantially law-breakers. Those who have sworn to uphold 
the Constitution in its letter and spirit should obey their oaths. 
This matter belongs to the people who enacted the Constitution. 

If the San Francisco Bar Association cares to show that reason ex- 
ists for its own existence, let it draft a bill— (it need contain but three 
or four sections)— for reforming procedure. One little reform will 
do; one at a time. The first bill might provide for something like 
this, for instance: the abrogation of the whole body of law relating to 
the materiality and pertinency of evidence; (the pleasing entangle- 
ments of competency might be left in force for the present;) nor shall 
exceptions based thereon be considered on appeal. And second, no 
new trial shall be granted on any ground unless it shall appear affirm- 
atively to the court granting the same that the result of the first trial 
was contrary to substantial justice. That is all. Of course that is 
far from being enough. Even this reform will leave procedure such 
a> to deny " substantial justice " in a great number ot cases. But it 
is sate to s ;i y that this small reform would not have been in operation 
two years before men would wonder at the barbarities of the exploded 
practice, much as they wonder now at slavery, for instance. 

Contempts of court have hitherto been undefined, and, as manv 
great lawyers have contended, undeiinable. It is not easy to provide 
by statute the looks, or sneers, or well-vailed insults which may tend 
to bring courts and the administration of justice into contempt. 
Words addressed in one judge may* be wholly 'innocent, whilst gross- 
ly insulting if applied to another. * These difficulties, much easier to 
suggest than provide for, gave rise to the English rule that "everv 
court must be judge of what is due to its own self respect." It was 
telt that it was better and safer to trust to the moderation, forbear- 
ance and discretion of the judges than to embark upon the difficult, if 
not impossible, task of saying just when a contempt has or has not 
been commuted. Happily, in the old country and in some of our 
Eastern States, the vast discretionary power vested in the judges has 
not been abused, and, in truth, the moderation of the Bar and Bench 
has been such as to seldom give occasion for its exercise. But that 
is not true in many of the courts of California and other States and 
Territories we could name. We could, if it were worth while, cite 
numerous instances in which the undefined and unappealable power 
to punish for alleged contempts has been ridiculously misused. The 
tendency in these parts has lately set in strongly' toward defining 
contempts or permitting appeals from the inferior courts to the Su- 
preme Court. In these days of judicial degeneracy sound legal minds 
incline towards the adoption of one or both of those courses^ In this 
stale ot feeling it issurprising to find the legislature going in the op- 
posite direction. A bill is making progress at Sacramento which 
provides that "a seqond contempt shall be deeifled a felony." It is 
said that the bill has the support of several Superior Judges. We 
confess that weshould like to be able to state authoritatively who they 
are. It a more monstrous proposition was ever attempted to be 



The pharmacists have prepared and had introduced into the Legis- 
lature a bill which aims to make it unlawful for any person other 
than a registered and licensed pharmacist to conduct any pharmacy 
or store for dispensing or compounding medicine. The effect of the 
bill will be to prevent, in the future, ignorant and incompetent per- 
sons from engaging in this important business, and menacing the 
lives of the public by undertaking to handle dangerous substances 
which they have no proper knowledge of. The general purpose of 
the bill seems good, and it is deserving of careful and favorable con- 
sideration. 



placed upon the statute book we confess to be unable to imagine 
what it could lie. And, by the way, too many attempts are made to 
raise mere petty offenses to the import of heinous crimes. A thing 
may be called a felony, but it is not. one unless it involves a con- 
sciousness of great moral turpitude. The creation of crimes by 
statute, which are not criminal in their nature, is admitted by all 
sound jurists to be a very grave mistake. That so much is heard 
about contempts of courts is perhaps as good evidence as could be af- 
forded that the right men are not elevated to the Bench. Judges 
who know themselves inspire as well as command respect. 

Technical education is something very different from the mere 
manual training that forms a part or it, and good technical education 
i> not easily to be got : that is, the place where to get it and the how 
to get it. are problems not wholly solved. The technological schools, 
for example, do not supersede the practical education ot apprentice- 
ship, and apprenticeship alone is far from sufficing to make a master 
workman. In England, the Whitworth scholarships open to appren- 
tices appear to be nearest approach to what is desired; but these 
foundations of the princely munificence of Sir Joseph Whitworth. do 
not meet the hundredth part of the demand. They are free (to 
appprenticesand young journey men) and won by competitive examin- 
ation which embraces not theory alone, but skill in handling the tools 
and using the materials of the craft. A Whitworth scholarship has 
come to carry weight with the initiated, and a man holding one of 
them may aspire to the higher positions in the trade. Large num- 
bers Of apprentices and youngjourneynien are thus induced to become 
competitors, and these of course all profit by the study and practice 
they undergo in the attempt to win. Here we have technical educa- 
tion properly so called, earned by merit and bestowed upon the 
fittest. But private beneficence, however munificent, cannot extend 
these benefits to the most deserving, even, of a whole nation. A 
technological school is capable of turning out a man completely 
equipped in a knowledge of the steam engine and competent to run 
one. Such an engineer found himself fifty miles from 
port once with a" broken vacuum gauge, and proposed to 
put back. The assistent engineer traded places with his chief 
and made the run by feeling. " When his condenser felt too hot he 
gave it more injection." Yet it will hardly be denied that each of 
these men, if equipped with the special knowledge of the other, 
would have been the more valuable man for it— more valuable to 
himself as well as— indeed because— more valuable to others. The 
object of technical education is to make an all around workman, and 
apprenticeship alone fails to attain this end nearly as badly as the 
training of a good technological school does when accompanied bv 
insufficient apprenticeship. The subdivision of trades and speciali- 
zation of work is tending to make all-round artisans rarer. The one- 
job man may be a very good man at his job and vet be almost as 
much a machine as the machinehe "works. During" the time of the 
old seven-year-bound apprenticeships the contracting master ex- 
pressly undertook to teach the apprentice the whole of his craft. He 
went from department to department, only settling down to the 
branch best suiting him during the last year or two of his "time." 
He became qualified to work at any branch of his trade. He under- 
Stood the capabilities of tools, fie became an artisan in the full sense 
of the word. Such men are no rarities in America to-day. In En- 
gland, we are told on authority than which none is higher, that stub 
a man in a workshop is becoming quite a phenomenal personage. 

The theory of the Normal School is that it educates those who have 
an aptitude for teaching, a love for children and a desire to learn to 
train young minds. Many Normal School pupils have these quali- 
ties, and many have not. * In theory, its methods are such as tend to 
strengthen the judgment and administrative powers. Its theory, in 
short, is to turn out teachers capable of developing all the powers of 
children committed to them for training. The theory of a graded 
school system is that the small child shall develop first its powers of 
body, its faculties ot observation and comparison, and its imagina- 
tion. Later, that its memory be exercised and a small amount of 
real knowledge acquired, but'a real power of acquiring knowledge be 
developed. It is next the province of the high school to make use of 
those powers of mind and acquirements in the further training of 
intellectual faculties; in other words, to develop and exercise the 
judgment and powers of reasoning. That any of these ends should 
be fully attained by any merely human teacher with a " class " of 
forty human children is* of course, out of the question. The schools 
must not be held to the accomplishment of impossibilities; but the 
question whether they work fairly well within the range of the attain- 
able is always in order. We maintain that thev do not; nor is the 
cause of their failure far to seek. First, the course they undertake 
is an impossible one, even were it rationally arranged. Second, 
much of it is arranged most irrationally and stupidly. Third, many 
of its text books are absolutely disgraceful in their imbecility. 
Fourth, its methods as to the whole range of physical knowledge, 
being unaccompanied by demonstration, are absurd. Lastly, its Ex- 
aminations for promotion are actively pernicious. The examiner 
asks how much the child knows, not what the child can do; conse- 
quently the teacher too often devotes her time to imparting informa- 
tion by oral teaching, by explaining all difficulties, and, in' short, by 
doing much of the little work that the silly text books would impose. 
The result is to realize Spencer's position:' " Having by our methods 
induced helplessness, we make helplessness the reason for our 
methods." 



Jan. 29, 1887 



CALIF0RN1 \ VDVERTISKU. 



TOWN_CRIER. 

the Crier!" 
thai will pin;- 



Mr. Edward Berwick, Hoi . the pacitb 

li 'i the hiternntional Arbitral I le nit ion, you 

the disadvanti 

: ymir mind the other evening mid went assing all round the 
your im. II. ;., hee-hawing about the 

•rrors uf war and the approaching golden dawn of peace. Yon 
think that because you have joined deration war shall 

that tin- nations -hill beat their swords into mining 
shares; whereas, on the contrary, the) will continue to beat them 
into one another's head, as asual. '•• Your dream," as old Von 
Moltke said, " is not only impractical: it i- not even beautiful. •' If 
you knew as much of the past as you think you know ol the future 
von would be discouraged. For countless ages in every land flam- 
boyant simpletons like you have been banding themselves together 
for the promotion and predictioi Always they are in rapt 

regard of *' the dawn of a new era " splendoring the Delectable moun- 

i their imaginations and setting ablazo all the trumpets which 
Qoethc swears are audible to spirits :n sunrise. Pending the 
of the steeper beam, the poddy young raven, gorged with abundant 
hero, sits on the branch of a shot-spin asly consider- 

ing the subjacent widow digesting her own bowel; the while he 
cracks his beak with satisfaction in the promise of being heard n hen 
he cries, and answered with dollops of fat and tangles of tendon. 

As; it was and is. so shall it ever be— the horrors of war periodi- 
cally mitigating the horrors ot | i i fiereol pou, Ed'ard Berwick, 
•Id without end forever and over. You ma] drop your 
jaw, depress your ears, stiffen the conscious tail una warble with 
lung in praise ol peace; but let me tell yon, ICu'urd, dear, you 

are not a quartette because you g i four legs. You twang the Fairy 

fiddle-si our larynx to heedless ears— your psalming un- 

heard in the thunder of the captains and the shouting. Out of the 
tupid !— we need your place Co be killed in. 
The care with which jurors are selected from among those who 
have no knowledge of the Facta is ai using, when we consider that 
former) yequal "art- was exercised in securing only those who did 
know, Prom— and before— the Norman conquest down to "the 
iU9 times of Queen Elizabeth," no man was eligible a- a juror if 
it could be shown that he had no knowledge of the matters about to 
be investigated and no personal acquaintance with the persons con- 
cerned— and you may mazard me with the shinbone of a saint if I 
don't believe it the better system. 

The embalming of the late President Garfield's body is said to 
have been lone in a roost unsatisfactory manner.- Exchange. 
Unsatisfactory 7* How so? To whom? 
Has the long sullen silence of the tomb 
At last been broken? Is rebellion's head 
Reared in the subject province of the dead '.' 
Unsatisfactory, forsoi >th I Who'd wish 
To satisfy, in salting it. a fish? 
With spices when the conscious cook supplies 
The autumnal mince-meat for the winter pies 
He makes no question if the meat prefer 
Clove, cinnamon or pepper, sage or myrrh. 
" Phere was," says Chowder if a clam upbraid., 
" No thought of pleasing thee when I was made." 
What ! shall the dead with impudence complain 
Of how we've potted each inert remain— 
The pickle criticise and even condemn, 
As if tin- purpose were to pleasure them 7 
Their cure they rightly canvas-; in disease. 
We'll cure them after in what way we please. 
With blazing eulogies in crowded halls, 
And mourning emblems blackening all walls — 
With gorgeous funerals, both at the spot 
Where yon were buried and where you were not 
(A dummy funeral's inutile show 
Fitly to manifest a dummy woe) — 
With black-ruled journals, selling all at twice 
The customary uneventful price— 

With guarded tomb and monument as fine 

As any light-house on the ocean line — 

Garfield, it still you are dissatisfied 

Yon might as profitably not have died. 

So you complain of your embalming, lad, 

The brine, no doubt, was weak, the balms were bad. 

Your body, though its period is brief, 

lias long outlasted our unsalted grief. 
The city of Stockton-super-Slush is injuriously affected of tin- 
devil, and the resident clergy are disclosing the rayless and abysmal 
character of the local depravity. This regime of exposure was inaug- 
urated by a child of Light known a- the Rev. A. C. Bane, who ap- 
pears to have a wider general acquaintance with, and a minuter per- 
sonal knowledge of, all-round iniquity than the most hardy and 
impenitent immoralist would care to l^' charged with. Thai he came 
by this amazing familiarity with sin through direct inspiration of 
God I am indisposed to admit, having demonstrated the futility of 
that method. However that may be, this reverend and holy man 
has stirred up the Stocktonese " to such a sudden flood of mutiny" 
that even the other parsons are "heading a bolt" from Satan, and 
that old and heretofore respected citizen will soon be lelt without a 
corporal's guard. The brethren have, indeed, gone so far as to em- 
ploy a detective " to unearth the town'-; wickedness," as a telegram 
hath it. The expression is unhappily suggestive of digging potatoes, 
and I'll eat my coat if I don't believe the brethren have a thrifty 
intention to sack up the product of the work and feed their souls 
with it. May it cover their spiritual kidneys with leaves of comfort- 
able fat. 



Mr. Pali jell Ford Lh ll " Hi- 
witln.nl 
the people >.i In i Hid ■ m their i 

ivijujd 
sympathise m ih. i means employed w< re mi 

n 11 the American | pie were mi m 

Mr, Bl ■ ho han the right i 

them. His interpretation of the popular vote al ll 

what li: i 

' lain ex-memliei of the National Guard, n I 
himsell ecu a prominent e'an 

for the office and was defeated. 



I Slept, and 



waking in the j ears to be, 

and approaching whence they ca , 

Listened indifferently where a key 

Had l.iiei\ been removed. An ancient dime 
Said to her daughter: ""Jo to yonder caddy 

And get - ■ emery to scour your daddy.' 

then I knew some intuition 

I ha tomb- were not and men had cleared their shelves 
of urn-; and the elect ro-platcd dead 

■ pedestaled themselves. 

With famous dead; tei all the public pi ■ 
Were thronged, and some in piles awaited bases. 
one mighty structure's high I 

Com ■ le tumental nil be, 

Where, central in that steep expanse of -tone. 

' 1 learned I be familiar form of Deacon Fitch. 
A voice cried: "Lo! Truth's temple and it- founder!"' 

Then gravely added: "I'm her chief GXpOUllder. ' 

That consummate literary impostor and loramus, Mr. 

Hubert Howe Bancroft, is now purchasing fast horses; oat len I 

says ft writer in last week'; issu " this unkind and inconsiderate 

journal. J I is purpose is obvious: he mean- to run them till the) can 
no longer win anything, then hire them out to fish-peddlers till' they 
can no longer pull anything, and finally sell them to the Mate as 
chargers for the National Guard. A squadron of carecrows mount- 
ed on nigh i ma re- would carry desolation into as many happy homes 
as a nocturnal Bancroft in the drying-yard of a laundry. 

There are honest Bancrofts. There are truthful Bancrofts. There 
are decent and reputable Bancrofts. Unfortunately these people 

have the bad luck to be dead. They neither write, print . publisl c 

sell book.-. They do not bribe Legislatures to buy worthless libraries 
and the copyrights of trashy school books. They do nol employ a 
public official— say an Assessor -to "push" histories upon men whose 

property he is about to value for taxation. They do not -end oul 

oleaginous agents to canvass among the ambitious rich for a volume 
of ill ust film * Personages of the Oolden We ' not for subscriptions, 
Km for biographical sketches - afterward bleedingthem at will through 
their fear of exposure. They do nol -kin tin- State-in contracts and 
scalp the <'ity over the counter. In short the Bancroft family is like 
a tree: the dead branches are w bite. 

If I rightly understand the holy priesthood of the Word divine, as 
represented u1 the last meeting of the Congregational < Hub, it- pious 
rove of a son killing hi- father. Young Mr, 



members d< i 



at 



approve 

HuyeS performed that rite the other day with ;i butch er-knife. and I 

interpret much that was said at the meeting mentioned as signifying 
a severe disapproval of that uncommon family ceremony. No doubi 
these good men mean well and would not willingly dp an injustice by 
hasty judgment, but 1 commend to them the example ot the late 
Lord Cddesleigh, who had. or affected, a horror of opinions founded 
on imperfect data. One daw as an experiment, lie was abruptly 
" sounded" as follows: "My lord, can it be right for a man to saw 
his unoffending wife into sixteen pieces?" '* Under what circum- 
stances?" his lordship gravely asked. 

A telegraphic account of a prize-fight at Rtdgefield, New Jersey, re- 
lates that one of the disputants was beaten out of all semblance to 
humanity. 1 don't know what species of slogger 'pie (■■ the cran- 
berry marshes of New Jersey, but the animal indigenous to this 
coast ha sn 'i any semblance to humanity to begin a light with. On 
the contrary, he frequently resembles a state Senator. 

Concerning Patti's first night, a reporter of the Chronicle consid- 
ers it " but just to remark " that the audience " was one that in point 
of dress few Continental cities eon hi compete with." Premising thai 
by " Continental " he mean- European (most reporters have a vague 
belief that America is an island) I deem it. " but JUSl to remark " that. 

this insufferable greenhorn has never beet tside of < ialifornia since 

his conception. Maj foxes be whelped in hi- grand-father's tomb! 

Dr. C. C. Vanderbecklectured before the doddering senil iters of the 
Young MenV Christian Association on " Am l Violating the Laws of 
Nature?" Perhaps not, Doctor — perhaps not; but there is :I city- 
ordinance against frequenting disreputable places in company with 
loose and dissolute characters. 

■'Chris. Buckleys ill!" the horrid rumor ran— 
The people all were frightened . to a man: 
Pale with a tenor thai no tongue Can tell, 

They cried : " (fod help us if the man get well ! " 
A ■woman in Nebraska, who put poison in her husband's whisky- 
bottle, had the deep disappointment to see him pass it about with 
effusive hospitality among the mem her.- of her own family ami pour 
out what was left. Her father and mother promptly turned up their 
toes, and both husband and wife are in custody, lie expects to be 
acquitted on the ground of self-defense, but sne will endeavor to 
touch the compassion of the court as an orphan. 

Mr. William T. Coleman has patriotically sacrificed him -elf upon 
the altar of his country by declining the Walterturnbullship of the 
Militia. He feels that he is not the man for the place which, gen- 
erally speaking, is in a saloon. 



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Jan. 29, 18S7. 



ECHOES FROM PARIS. 
January 3. 1887.— I do not think that there i* anything any- 
where that resembles Paris on the first day of every new year. The 
scene on the Boulevards, whether the weather be fair or whether it 
be foul, defies description. They are crowded with people, on foot 
and in carriages, going about buying or merely looking on, and the 

shops are tilled with all the latest and richest novelties of French and 

foreign art and manufacture. Besides, in tront of all that Paris has 
m gorgeous shops, on the ■niter side of the foot-pavements which line 
the" Boulevards from one end to the other, are erected rough, wooden 

1 ths and benches, sheltered by umbrellas, which would do honor 

to a country village market-place on a fair-day. The town allows 
these booths to be erected along the richest of Parisian thoroughfares 
during the Christmas holidays, in order that the small shop-keepers 
of the suburbs and poor neighborhoods may have an opportunity of 
profiting by the unusual movement of these days, which is confined 
to the Boulevards. The poor themselves, also, who, like their more 
fortunate neighbors, seem to live on the Boulevards during these 
days, have likewise an opportunity of making purchases within their 

scanty means, for there are booth's Idled with one-rent wares, suitable 
to the poorest of the poor. For my part, these little booths have 
greater attraction for me than their glorious opposite neighbors, and 
One of my greatest delights at tins season of the year is to watch the 
children of the poor make their little purchases at these cheap-jacks, 
and look as proud and happy as if they had bought the most ex- 
pensive toy opposite. 

1 may also say that there is not a man, woman or child throughout 
France who does not receive some Urenue on New Year's Day. lie it 
only an orange; and during the whole of the day you see every one 
voti meet in the streets with a parcel of somekind or another in their 
hands, which is intended for a gift for some one. I wish you could 
see the Parisian bon-bon shops on New Year's Eve. They present 
the appearance of mountains of black hats and overcoats, for it is on 
New Year's Eve that young men who have no family buy the box or 
bag of bon-bons, which they will present to the lady or children of 
the house where they may lie invited to dine on New Year's Day— no 
otic who lias a friend being left to dine alone on that day, which is 
sacred to every Frenchman. Whatever he may do. wherever lie may 
go, and however much he may neglect his home on other days of the 
year, on New Year's Day he dines with his family — with his father 
and mother if they be still living; if not, with his wife and children. 
From the highest to the lowest this is the rule, from which not even 
the most callous dare deviate. Woe to those who have no family ties, 
no friend, on this day. and who are obliged to dine alone or in a 
restaurant. Totheni the day lias lost its greatest charm. Fortunately 
the bustle of the Boulevards does not allow them to concentrate their 
thoughts on themselves so much as they might do elsewhere under 
similar circumstances. When on the Boulevards they almost torget 
that they are alone. 

A great nuisance, however, on New Year's day in Paris, are the 
beggars, who come from all parts of the country into Paris on this 
day. It is the only day ot all the year that mendicancy is allowed in 
Paris, and beggars are not slow in availing themselves of the per- 
mission. They line the streets; they stand at corners of the houses; 
they (ill open doorways; they are everywhere where there is an inch 
of standing room. All the blind, lame, halt, maim, distorted and 
son bodied people in France are